Robbie Dupree picked up Friday night attempting to “steal away”

Recording artist Robbie Dupree and an unidentified female companion were picked up outside of Hot Rod’s Bar & Grill attempting to “steal away into the night.”  It was the fourth time this year Mr. Dupree has been detained by authorities and one of countless offenses dating back to 1980.

“We received a call about 11:27 p.m. that Mr. Dupree and another female patron were witnessed exiting the premises of Hot Rod’s in an attempt to steal away.  Mr. Dupree was stopped by a patrol car as he attempted to exit the parking lot of the establishment.  When confronted by officers over his actions, Mr. Dupree replied only, ‘I know it ain’t right,’” said a spokesperson for the sheriff’s department.

The unidentified woman who was later released by authorities said she drank several cocktails with Mr. Dupree over the course of the evening.  “I thought he was nice.  He just said ‘show me what I want to know’ and later he was like ‘show me what you came here for.’  I didn’t think anything of it.  I had no idea we were fixing to steal away into the night,” the woman said. 

For Mr. Dupree, this is just the latest in a series of arrests dating back to the 1980’s.  “Robbie Dupree has been on our radar for a number of years,” said Sheriff Michael McDonald.  “Rest assured, there will be no second chances tonight.”