Guy Sebastian has got a taste of the music industry usually reserved for gangsta rappers after being arrested at gunpoint by 10 heavily armed police in Los Angeles.
The former Australian Idol was pulled over after being accused of stealing his own car.
According to media reports the 29-year-old singer, who divides his time between Los Angeles and Australia, thought his car had been stolen on January 11, but later discovered it had been towed away.
When he went to reclaim his wheels, LA police swooped at him with pointed guns and arrested him on suspicion of grand theft auto.
Returning to Australia to perform on the Today show in Brisbane, Sebastian was overheard telling TV presenter Kerri-Anne Kennerley about his dramatic arrest.
"The car apparently turned up at a random impound so he went to pick it up himself," the eavesdropper reported him as saying.
"Not long after getting it back, 10 police jumped him, got him out of the car and arrested him at a car wash ... guns drawn, cuffs, everything!
"He was saying to them, 'Look, this is my car and I have recently reported it stolen'. (However) they still took him to the cop shop. But he was released, of course, after he proved that it was his car."
The inside source said Sebastian was "laughing" when re-telling the story of the arrest to Kennerley.
His management yesterday confirmed the incident.
- WA Today