After being locked up earlier this week on an outstanding arrest warrant, the world’s biggest Tom Brady fan was released from custody late last night, allowing him--barring a last-minute collar--to enjoy Super Bowl XLIX somewhere other than a Florida jail pod.
Victor Thompson, 46, was busted Monday for failing to appear in court on a felony narcotics charge. Thompson was apprehended several days after a Circuit Court judge in Pinellas County signed an arrest warrant for him.
After four days in jail, Thompson last night posted $2500 bond and walked out of the Clearwater lockup just before midnight. Thompson is seen at right in a jail booking photo.
According to prison records, Thompson’s body features a variety of tattoos, from a skull and a dragon to roses and a depiction of Marilyn Monroe. But the Massachusetts native’s skull is reserved for Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback who has not hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy in a decade.
As seen in the above police photos, Thompson’s noggin ink makes it appear like he is wearing a blue Patriots helmet, complete with team logos, Brady’s number (12), and the word “Riddell,” the manufacturer of the football star’s actual lid. Thompson’s skull helmet also has the word “Patriots,” an American flag, and the NFL shield.
Thompson, who moved to Florida last year, was arrested in September on a felony count of possession of synthetic marijuana (he was also charged with trespassing, a misdemeanor). He is scheduled for a February 20 pretrial hearing on those charges.