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Matthew McConaughey on his 1999 naked bongo arrest: "F ** k, yeah, I fought back"

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In his new book, Greenlights, Matthew McConaughey tells stories – including the one of his 1999 arrest for playing naked bongos and being stoned in his Austin home. (Photo: Kypros / Getty Images)

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It was 2:30 a.m. on Monday when the then 29-year-old actor began to relax by lowering the light, undressing, and opening the window to let the scent of jasmine blow in from his garden, so it's time to one too Smoking a bowl of marijuana and listening to the “beautiful melodic beats of Henri Dikongué,” a Cameroonian singer and guitarist, on his stereo. He joined in and played his congas for a jam session.

“What I didn't know was that, while I was hitting away in my bliss, two Austin cops also thought it was time to storm into my house unannounced, wrestle me with night sticks, handcuff me and me nailed to the ground. Wrote the future Oscar winner.

He said a "run over cop with a crew cut" was more aggressive from the start and sneered, "Ohhh, look who we have here" after seeing McConaughey's driver's license on his coffee table.

Then the policeman took the bong and said, “And look what we have here. Mr. McConaughey, you are under arrest for disrupting peace, marijuana possession and resistance to arrest, ”while the actor was stuck on the ground.

McConaughey, now a married father of three, remembered giving the police officer the right words: “You broke into my house! F ** k, yeah, I fought back ”- when he was pulled to his feet and said he was being taken to the police station. The more civil officer took a blanket from McConaughey's couch to wrap himself around the star, still bare.

One of Matthew McConaughey's mug shots after his arrest in Austin, Texas on October 25, 1999. Since then, the star's hairline has changed, which he also writes about in the book and credits Regenix. (Photo: Kypros / Getty Images)

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"Ohhh no!" I barked. "I don't wear shit!" My bare ass is proof that I've taken care of my own business! "

He had a crazy idea when he was handcuffed down the closed corridor to the street and decided – while "still naked and reluctantly subject to the inevitability of my plight" – to run up the wall and do a somersault backflip over the less civilian cop who was behind him.

"I thought that in mid-flight while I was upside down in the air, I would take a pike position and then slide my cuffed wrists under my bum and over my legs and then land the landing … with my handcuffed hands in front of me. "He thought 'the officers would be so impressed if they did such an extraordinary Houdini-like stunt that they would lift the arrest and free me," added, "I know, stupid, but I had 32.5 hours just celebrated. "

Three paces later, the policeman who hit his heads with tried to knock him to the ground. Once through the gate, six police cars came – and 40 neighbors who could be watched. When asked again if he wanted a blanket, McConaughey replied, "Damn no, that's proof of my innocence !!"

When he walked into Austin Police Station, he turned down the pants for the third time – but was eventually influenced by the fourth offer. It wasn't by a cop, but by a 6-foot-6, 285-pound, tattooed inmate wearing orange institutional pants. While dropping his "proof of my innocence" again, the inmate said, "Trust me, you want to put this on."

"Maybe it was his honest eyes, or the fact that he was a co-delinquent, or … the realization that a 6-foot, 6-inch jailbird built like a brick house is telling you, 'You want to once you put on a pair of pants you clink, "It's probably best to listen."

Hours later, McConaughey faced the judge, who had no idea how a noise complaint escalated on this scale – or why the officers forcibly entered his home without fair warning. She immediately dismissed the disturbance of the peace and misdemeanor, he said, and his attorney – who had re-tried Willie Nelson of possession arrest – was dismissed the charges of resisting arrest for violating a solid ordinance, a quote from 50 U.S. Dollars, rejected. It was later removed from his file. (The policeman he got tangled up with was later released from the force.)

McConaughey remembered the lawyer who gave him a bag of clothes to change – and told him there was a car waiting in the back to avoid the press being staked out in front. After a quick phone call with his mother, Kay, a real cracker who was outraged that he was arrested this way, told him to hold up his head. So he wrote, "I hung up and decided to approach the media mob from the front instead of sneaking back."

Matthew McConaughey with his attorney after his release from prison. (Photo: Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc / Sygma via Getty Images)

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