Sig Hansen Arrested for Assault Allegedly Spit on Driver


Celebrity crab-boat captain Sig Hansen was arrested after he allegedly spat on an Uber driver in Seattle and kicked and dented the driver's vehicle upon learning he couldn't pay cash for his ride home.

Speaking with KOMO News, Seattle Police Department spokesman Mark Jamieson said the Ballard incident occurred at 2 a.m. Police arrested Hansen in Shoreline shortly before 9:30 a.m.

Police then went to the Hansen residence as they described him as "obviously intoxicated" as the reality star explained that he was celebrating Norwegian Independence Day.

According to the police report obtained by TMZ the Uber app had canceled his ride despite Hansen being in the vehicle with his family.

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Jail records show he was bailed out Thursday afternoon. Not to mention, after getting out of the vehicle the sea captain also kicked the unnamed victim's auto. Hansen came outside a few minutes later.

"Nope!' the police report quote him as saying".

The report says Hansen then "clapped his hands conclusively".

Sig Hansen is the captain of the Northwestern, a crabbing vessel featured on The Deadliest Catch. Apparently, Sig tried to offer the driver $100 to continue the trip but the Uber employee refused as it's against company policy. His estranged daughter, Melissa Eckstrom, 29, is now suing the cable TV star, claiming her father sexually abused her as a toddler, while her parents were divorcing almost three decades ago. The lawsuit, initially filed anonymously, is now before a state appeals court.