'Deadliest Catch' star arrested after alleged Uber driver assault


Hansen, one of the captains on the Discovery Channel reality series, was arrested for assault early Thursday after allegedly kicking an Uber driver's vehicle and spitting at the driver, KOMO News reports.

Hansen, 51, allegedly kicked the driver's auto and spit at the driver around 2 a.m.in Seattle. Hansen was booked for investigation of assault and property destruction.

According to the police report, Sig and his son-in-law spat on the driver, and then kicked and dented the outside of the vehicle. I hope I can make that apology in person.

Jail records show he was bailed out Thursday afternoon.

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"I explained we were here to hear his side of the story", Heller reported. The reality TV star ended up behind bars because of his outburst.

According to TMZ, the Uber app canceled the trip after Hansen and his family were already inside the auto. That means we're done!' He then "clapped his hands conclusively", the report said.

Sig denied any wrongdoing and attempted to walk back into his home, but officers stopped him and arrested him. He later told officers "he thought he kicked the vehicle's tire", Heller added in the report. "After I told him there was a dent, Hansen stated, 'Of course I'll pay for it!'" Heller's report continued.

Hansen, who captains a Seattle-based crab boat, has been regularly featured on the Discovery Channel series since 2005. The annual celebration includes a parade and various community events.

Hansen faces other legal troubles.

"I'm a pretty plain-spoken guy, and to me, this is nothing more than a shakedown", Hansen said at the time.

Meanwhile, the court is still deliberating whether to approve Eckstrom's civil case to go to trial or not.

Hansen was investigated regarding the claims in the '90s, and in 1992, a judge cleared him of all allegations.