'Party Monster' Michael Alig Booked on Drug Charge, Trespassing
At least he didn't kill anyone this time.
Convicted club kid killer Michael Alig is apparently still a party monster. According to the New York Daily News the former nightlife promoter was busted steps from the Bronx Supreme Court last week for smoking meth and trespassing.
The NYDN reports Alig, 50, was nabbed by police for trespassing in Joyce Kilmer Park near the Bronx Supreme Court Building and Yankee Stadium last Thursday at approximately 1:30 a.m. The park closes at dusk.
When he was arrested, police found a bag of crystal meth and a pipe with drug residue in his jacket pocket.
Alig was arraigned on drug possession and trespassing charges following his arrest on Thursday. He pled guilty to trespass in exchange for a conditional discharge. Page Six reported that Alig claims the drug arrest was a misunderstanding and that he was carrying a healing crystal called "piedra alumbre," which the cops mistook for drugs and tests prove was of a non-meth variety.
Alig's arrest is the latest time that he has made Page Six in recent weeks. In late January, nightlife legend Steve Lewis told the gossip site that he feared Alig was reverting to his old party habits.
"I've had it. I've been one of his most loyal supporters. I don't want anything to do with him anymore until he gets his s?-?-?t together," Lewis told the newspaper.
The New York Post notes that Alig dodged time behind bars with this arrest due to its timing. On November 30, the aging club kid finished his parole for the 1996 slaying of drug dealer Angel Melendez. Had Alig been arrested prior to November 30, he could have been sent back to the big house.
Alig's life as a club promoter in the 1990s and the murder of Angel Melendez was the subject of the book, documentary and feature film "Party Monster."