Rock Kills Kid
lead singer Jeff Tucker was the victim of a burglary in his Honolulu hotel room in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 6th.
Asleep in his room at Waikiki's Doubletree Alana Hotel, Tucker was awakened at 5:30 a.m. to find an intruder standing over him and glaring. "At first I thought I was dreaming," Tucker says. "Second, I thought it was a hotel worker putting towels in the room. I looked at him and said 'hello' and he bolted." Tucker soon realized the intruder had stolen his wallet, cell phone, credit card, and room key.
Police have arrested 20-year-old Brandon Riester, whom they say is a member of the U.S. Navy. The police allege that Riester climbed onto Tucker's fifth-floor balcony and entered and exited the singer's room through the sliding door. When Riester fled, he was chased down the street by Tucker and Rock Kills Kids' manager Rodney Afshari. Riester was confronted and held by Tucker and Afshari until police arrived.
The police arrived and Riester was apprehended by detective Schell and booked at the Waikiki police department under a citizen's arrest. Riester faces the possibility of years in prison if convicted.
Rock Kills Kid, who were on the island to perform at the Band Camp Festival on August 5, were interviewed by Honolulu's Channel 2 News, which aired the segment that night on all of its NBC and CBS affiliates. Note: Check these guys out! They've got a great, upbeat sound and have been compared to U2 in the recent past. There's hints of a Modern English influence (among other 80s new wave bands). If you're into the hot new sounds of such bands as The Killers and Franz Ferdinand then RKK is definitely for you. -Music Ed.
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