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Mason political operative reportedly involved in airport harassment incident drawing TSA and police
Police were reportedly called to the scene where a popular wrestler, CM Punk was arriving in town for a wrestling show. According to one wrestling site news report, the incident took place after an autograph request of one fan, reportedly Matt Calicchio who is in St. Louis for the wrestling event:
But this led to another fan yeling at Punk and causing a scene at the airport. This wound up with Punk throwing the man's autograph book in a garbage can. The next thing you know, airport police are there with Punk and the guy, with Punk very annoyed at having his time wasted. Other WWE wrestlers were asking fans if they knew "the fat guy" (the guy whose book Punk threw in the garbage can). Punk later went on twitter and made a mention of "unacceptable behavior" and "One person ruins it for everyone" saying he wanted to thank all the respectful fans at the airport tonight and how he just doesn't like rude people.
Wrestling websites are abuzz over the incident and the wrestler CM Punk tweeted about the incident involving an obnoxious, harassing fan deeming it, "unacceptable behavior," and adding in another tweet, "One person ruins it for everybody. Sorry y'all."
Calicchio responded to the uproar from the incident on Facebook saying, "I must be really important to have so many people talking about me, the more they talk the more they boost my ego. The chip on my shoulder is getting huge!"
|Beth Mason paid political operative Matt Calicchio (r) at the City Council meeting earlier this month.|
A self-described eyewitness in the airport to the incident wrote:
First things first, I was there with the guy that was rude to Punk. His name is Matt. (CM) Punk walked out of the terminal, stopped and signed for me(I will gladly post a photo I took with him before the incident occured when I get home from St. Louis. Matt hates Punk's guts and purposely asked him to piss him off (they've had altercations before). Punk ignored him, so Matt called him a "f*cking d*ck." Punk kept walking, so Matt said things like "I hope Cena breaks your neck Monday night." After repeating this several times Punk sat down to wait for his luggage. Matt started taking pictures of him, so Punk took his bookbag and threw it in the garbage. Then the police got involved and you know the rest. Also, just to make it clear, the fans that were yelling at Punk were actually me and my mom, who were trying to get Matt to stop following him.
Another eyewitness, popular wrestler Ricardo Rodriguez tweeted of the incident:
Matt Calicchio was not available for comment on this story while away in St. Louis. He is free to comment on the story as anyone.
Talking Ed Note: It's good to see the ambassadorship of the Mason Civic League continues apace. Great job Beth! Maybe a raise is in order.
Well this is yet another opportunity for Beth Mason. Maybe she'll go out and get another lawyer to take the wrestler to court and turn Matt Calicchio from victimizer to victim. If you roll with Team Mason, you're always the victim.
One wrestling fan commented on another site more than one wrestler has threatened to take out restraining orders against Matt Callichio.
Other than this, it's all good at the Mason Civic League HQ on upper Hudson Street.