Captain “Sig” Hansen in known for his signature meltdowns fueled by copious amounts of alcohol both on and off the tainted screen of reality television. However, his indiscretions in everyday life are now furiously catching-up to his tally of on-screen memorable antics in wheelhouse high above the turbulence waters of the Bering Sea, thanks to an incident Thursday morning.
According to the Seattle Times, Hansen and family were in an Uber and on the way home from the pub after a night of celebrating Norway’s Constitution Day in Seattle’s Scandinavian neighborhood of Ballard. Apparently, Captain Sig took exception to the ride share company’s policy of no cash transactions, in the form of making minor alterations to the side of the vehicle and firing general transgressions towards the driver and ancestors. Hansen and many of the other cast members of the “Deadliest Catch” make their off-season homes in the Seattle area.
The newspaper reports that Hansen allegedly became incensed after the driver refused to take a cash payment for the ride and asked the family to exit the vehicle. Hansen, who police say was intoxicated, spit on the car and kicked the vehicle. The driver left the scene and contacted Seattle police. Police later caught and arrested Hansen at his home with incident and charged him with misdemeanor assault and destruction of property. He is on the hook for a fine and possible jail time.
Captain Sig first appeared on the legal radars screen after a man fell from the skipper’s boat in 2008 at an annual Seattle Summertime Festival. The man plunged into the waters of Lake Washington during the Seafair celebration and broke his pelvis and suffered other injuries after being hoisted high above Hansen’s boat by a crane. Recently, a lawsuit was filed by Hansen’s estranged daughter alleging sexual abuse by the reality TV star.
Two wrongs do not make a right, but why did the Uber driver not accept the generous cash fare in dealing with a group of obviously intoxicated people? Sometimes, one simply has to be smart and choose the path of least resistance in dealing with impossibly intolerable individuals.
Read the full Seattle Times story here.