“Pawn Stars” Fined for Trashing Campsite
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Rick and Corey Harrison, stars of the reality show “Pawn Stars,” and the friends they spent Thanksgiving with, were fined for trashing a state campsite in California. Despite the Harrisons’ best efforts, the fine was not negotiable.
The incident occurred during that holiday weekend, but it’s just now that it’s made its way online. It doesn’t paint the reality stars in too positive a light.
According to TMZ
, cops knew that it was the Harrisons who were camping on the campsite because of a previous incident.
Nevertheless, that did not stop them from leaving lots of garbage behind, enough to fill ten garbage bags, including a barbecue grill.
“Rick and Corey Harrison – a.k.a. the pawn shop boss and his son – went camping in Glamis, CA over Thanksgiving weekend with some friends… problem is, we're told they left the place a mess,” TMZ writes.
“Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, cops discovered A TON of trash where the History Channel stars camped out, specifically beer cans, garbage and a bbq grill, enough to fill up 10 TRASH BAGS,” adds the same media outlet.
TMZ also has photos of the mess left behind by the Harrisons and, indeed, there was a lot of trash.
“Dumping trash in the campgrounds is illegal and NOT taken lightly... in fact, we're told law enforcement slapped the guys with a huge fine, to the tune of $1,000 [€773] a person,” TMZ writes.
As rumors and jokes are starting to make the rounds that the Harrisons tried to negotiate their way out of the fine, Corey Harrison says in a statement to the aforementioned media outlet that they were not even directly involved in the post-Thanksgiving mess.
“We left the campground before our buddies did and they were to clean it up and apparently didn't follow through. My father nor I were cited,” Corey says.
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|Comment #1 by: clos on 11 Dec 2012, 07:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Come on, who hasn't thrown or leave trash somewhere before. But I'm not saying lets all do it now. This news sucks...California cops should stop real crimes and not worry about trash. There are people that will work to clean up and get paid for it. This sounds like a job for someone else and not Cops... Pawn Star is awesome show!!!! People hating on this show are idiots, I bet they have more money than you'll make in a year, why are some people idiots?
|Comment #1.1 by: pamsee53 on 11 Dec 2012, 10:11 GMT|
I have Never left trash in a campground for someone else to clean up, nor does my family, nor do my friends. I find it mind boggling that you think leaving a huge mess of trash is no big deal. Imagine if everyone of us trashed where ever we went. The world would be one big dump. What a vision. Leaving trash enough to fill ten bags of garbage is an offense and knowing that police took the time to investigate and cite someone is tax payers dollars at work that was well spent.
|Comment #1.2 by: pamsee53 on 11 Dec 2012, 10:18 GMT|
Your asking who doesnt leave trash for someone else to clean up? I can answer that very quickly. I don't, nor does my family, nor do my friends. Imagine what the world would look like if everyone left trash where ever they went? One Big Dump. Leaving enough trash to fill ten garbage bags is a crime and I am danged glad the police investigated and cited the ones responsible for it. That is my tax dollars at work, and money well spent. I live in the state of Oregon, and most everyone I know leaves a camp site exactly as they found it. Like no one has ever been there before.
|Comment #1.3 by: arelgum on 11 Dec 2012, 12:53 GMT|
SO, NOW WE EXCUSE VERY BAD MANNERS AND TRASHY ACTIONS AS 'CREATING JOBS'? HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE HEARD VERY WEAK EXCUSES BEING MADE FOR GIVING WEALTHY PEOPLE A PASS FROM DOING WHAT IS RIGHT FOR SOCIETY?
|Comment #1.4 by: Ruthlessma on 11 Dec 2012, 13:20 GMT|
Clos, I've arrived at camp sites full of trash, was that you that left your garbage for the next person?
|Comment #1.5 by: DA on 11 Dec 2012, 13:33 GMT|
As far as I'm concerned they took the trash when they left I/E themselves. That show sucks and so do they.
|Comment #1.6 by: happy on 11 Dec 2012, 15:52 GMT|
spoiled lil boys shoulda taken their mamas to clean up aftr them. put em all back in diapers, cuz they'r actin like irresponsible children. if those ten bags wer full of beer cans, then...there's ur reason==2drunk to act responsibly. Jus hope they had designated drivers. i would hate 2b the wives of these peeps. i would hate 2c how trashy their homes are--or mayb they jus rely on their buddies 2clean up their messes at home too? And... Clos- get real. having money doesn't make you smarter. If you had a million, you wouldn't be smarter, jus richer.
|Comment #1.7 by: Sick of Harrisons on 11 Dec 2012, 16:15 GMT|
These guys are pure white trash!
And, what's with all their "Buddies"...?
I need to call a "buddy" to............. I guess even clean up after them....
Watching these guys is like watching a car wreck. It's disgusting but it's hard to look away.
|Comment #1.8 by: Sick of Harrisons on 11 Dec 2012, 16:21 GMT|
So, being wealthy excuses these guys of wasting tax dollars to clean up after them. Trashing a state or national park is over the top irresponsible!
|Comment #1.9 by: mikesbike on 11 Dec 2012, 19:15 GMT|
Don't care how much money they have. That doesn't make any difference, they should have either cleaned the trash themselves or made arrangements to have it done. I enjoy the show, but there is no excuse for littering anywhere, anytime.
|Comment #2 by: RONSTER THE MONSTER on 11 Dec 2012, 07:39 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I WONDER WHICH POOR SAP, WHO NEEDS MONEY TO PAY HIS BILLS, WILL GET RIPPED OFF TO PAY THIS FINE. SURE WISH I COULD MORE THEN DOUBLE MY MONEY ON AN ITEM I PURCHASED. WELL, I GUESS WE'RE ALL IN THE WRONG BUSINESS.
|Comment #2.1 by: Sarge on 11 Dec 2012, 19:07 GMT|
Sorry Ron quoted the wrong fella you are cool i! Apologize I do!
|Comment #2.2 by: chico on 13 Dec 2012, 06:17 GMT|
the show is awsome
|Comment #3 by: Ed on 11 Dec 2012, 08:46 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It's called trashing, not thrashing. You need a better editor.
|Comment #3.1 by: Elena Gorgan on 11 Dec 2012, 09:35 GMT|
Thank you, Ed, a correction has been made to the article.
|Comment #4 by: joenobody on 11 Dec 2012, 11:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
We left the campground before our buddies did and they were to clean it up and apparently didn't follow through. My father nor I were cited,” Corey says.
Must have been a slow news day...
|Comment #5 by: taos jim on 11 Dec 2012, 13:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Whats the big deal here? The guys and some friends enjoy some natural setting for thanksgiving and the friends are a little lax n cleaning up. So sue em. The state did per fine. So what. I just hope they had a good time there, I know I did. The forest is beautiful and the crazies from PS are respectful beyound what most people are from what I have seen.
|Comment #5.1 by: CallinyoBS on 11 Dec 2012, 16:40 GMT|
Obviously they are not VERY respectful.....
I'd say, actions speak volumes in this case...
|Comment #5.2 by: Sarge on 11 Dec 2012, 19:06 GMT|
You are a FOOL! Others clean their own trash why shouldn't some broke-down TV celebs! Just as you said; you and your friends don't bother to clean your own messes, DO YOU HAVE YOUR MOMMY DO IT FOR YOU LITTLE BOY? I HOPE THEY HAD A LOUSY TIME JUST LIKE THEIR SUCKY SHOW THAT NO ONE WITH ANY MODICUM OF BRAINS WOULD EVER WATCH! Stay in the minority where you belong along with your broken down TV Morons! You are as sorry as they are RONSTER THE MONSTER!
|Comment #5.3 by: AlbuqBill on 11 Dec 2012, 19:30 GMT|
So, you're the one trashing the campsites near Taos and leaving your mess for someone else to clean up. As long as you're having a good time I guess its alright
|Comment #6 by: texasdeb on 11 Dec 2012, 13:16 UTC|| reply to this comment|
There are far too many "reality" programs on TV today, and this is one of those that should never have made it through the process. The people who become well known (will not call them "celebrities") become full of themselves, and have inflated ideas of who they are. I have watched this program once and did not make it all the way through. I am not surprised by this story, only surprised by the number of people still watching this mind boggling trash
|Comment #7 by: Ruthlessma on 11 Dec 2012, 13:19 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Pawn Star Pigs. Clos, you are right. Law enforcement does have better things to do than respond to camp-trashing complaints. That's what makes the Pawn Star Pigs a bunch of low-lifes. I've arrived at camp sites that were left full of garbage, were you there before me?
|Comment #8 by: reeve1 on 11 Dec 2012, 16:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I had the same disgust for these guys as probably everyone else did until I read the last sentence, "We left before our buddies did and they were supposed to clean up". Why is it that reporters have to slant a story dishonestly in order to try to make a story Newsworthy? Maybe this reporter is from the Globe, or National Inquirer?
|Comment #9 by: aug99 on 11 Dec 2012, 17:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
They are jerks. I am not sure why the History Channel has them on. Just shows how pawn shops stick it to people, when they are down and out.
GET RID OF THIS SHOW, HISTORY CHANNEL. THERE ARE SO MANY BETTER ONES OUT THERE.
|Comment #10 by: Steve on 11 Dec 2012, 17:15 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I feel that this is just a ploy to get media attention!
|Comment #11 by: paradiselost on 11 Dec 2012, 17:38 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Big deal! so they paid $1000 to have someone clean up after them. How is this news.
|Comment #12 by: Howler Hank on 11 Dec 2012, 18:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
It's obvious to anyone who watches the show that this family is pretty messed up. Grandpa is senile, the son has a tremendous ego and little to back it, and the grandson is full of himself. The only likeable character is the obese helper, Chum-something.
They are trailer trash.
|Comment #13 by: rc on 11 Dec 2012, 18:53 UTC|| reply to this comment|
there is usually some truth to any story-for or against
|Comment #14 by: Green Anthony on 11 Dec 2012, 19:40 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Why argue over the fine. They should be rich enough to pay it and own up to leaving a mess. In addition to the fine - they should have to do a few weekends of community service in cleaning up Glamis. And of course they should be happy enough to do it -
because we live in such a beautiful state as California.
Show some pride !!
|Comment #15 by: CHANNEL CHANGER on 21 Dec 2012, 14:39 UTC|| reply to this comment|
SEEING THE WAY THEY DISRESPECT ONE ANOTHER ON THE SHOW, I WOULD'NT EXPECT THEM TO RESPECT ANYTHING ELSE IN THE REAL WORLD.
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