LINCOLNTON, N.C. -- A North Carolina man has been sentenced to three days in jail for violating probation by leaving the state to appear on "The Jerry Springer Show."
The Gaston Gazette reported Thursday that Richard Peterson's probation officer spotted him on the TV program taped in Connecticut. The 30-year-old Lincolnton man and his girlfriend got all-expenses-paid trip to appear on the show, where Peterson boasted about a one-night stand with a stripper.
A video clip shows Peterson running around the stage dodging swings from his girlfriend. While the couple fought, the stripper started twirling around a pole. The stripper and Peterson's girlfriend then turned on each other.
Peterson was on probation for possession of marijuana and resisting an officer. He was in the Lincoln County jail Thursday. A jail spokesman said Peterson had no listed attorney.
Information from: The Gaston Gazette
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