Saturday, February 25, 2006

I'll admit it, I often watch America's Most Wanted. I'm not quite sure why, but I do. Tonight's episode featured a rather surprising fugitive. The name Victor Willis might not be familiar, but if you're old enough to remember the late '70s you know his onstage persona, the policeman in the Village People. Willis left the band in 1980 in part due to the disapproval by the other members and their management of his freebasing habit. In subsequent years Willis has had numerous brushs with the law, and is now a fugitive on drugs and weapons charges. Incidentally despite the gay image the group projected Willis was married to actress Phylicia Rashad, who would play Claire Huxtable on The Cosby Show, during his Village people stint.

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