DOCUMENT: Drunk, Crime

Phony Mick Jagger Facing Real Charges

Legal whip comes down on drunk Florida Man

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Fake Mick Jagger

FEBRUARY 9--An unruly Florida Man who was “yelling at people claiming he was Mick Jagger” is facing criminal charges after tussling with police and causing disturbances at a pair of neighboring restaurants.

According to cops, Eugene Bingham, 59, was intoxicated Monday evening when he became disruptive at two Naples eateries. Along with yelling at other patrons, Bingham “got up on stage while a live performance was going on,” according to a restaurant manager interviewed by police.

Bingham is pictured at right in a mug shot taken after a 2021 arrest.

As officers searched for Bingham--who had walked away from the restaurants before cops arrived in response to a 911 call--a witness reported that “a drunk male in a red shirt is yelling at people claiming he is Mick Jagger.”

Jagger, a 78-year-old great-grandfather, is lead singer of The Rolling Stones and one of The Glimmer Twins.

Bingham was subsequently located at a nearby park, where he allegedly charged into a Naples Police Department officer before falling to the ground in a “drunk unstable state.” After reportedly directing threats at one patrolman, Bingham capped his evening by vomiting in the rear of another cop’s cruiser.

Bingham was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, a felony, and disorderly intoxication, a misdemeanor. Court records list his residence as a Naples apartment.

Bingham last month was convicted of trying to break into a marked police car parked outside a Perkins restaurant. When apprehended, he claimed to have heard a female screaming from inside the unoccupied vehicle. A “belligerent” Bingham, an officer reported, claimed he was a “combat vet” and that "he wanted to strangle me.” The cop added that Bingham also claimed to possess AK-47s and AR-15s and “bullets that would rip right through your body armor.” (1 page)