The captain of the controversial all-male dance team, the Prancing Elites, was arrested last month for shoplifting.
Collins said he didn’t want to comment on the case, but said he wasn’t immediately arrested on the shoplifting charge, but rather he found out about a warrant for his arrest before he tried to get his driver’s license renewed.
“I turned myself in,” he said.
Collins was booked on March 17, but released less than 30 minutes later, according to court records. Collins is scheduled to appear in court on April 29 at 8:30 a.m.
Collins’ attorney, Michael Kaoui, didn’t return a call requesting comment.
Collins’ mug shot was sent out to local media anonymously earlier this week the day after the Elites appeared in a segment on Comedy Central’s “Tosh.0.” Their appearance — known as a “web redemption” on the show — centered on controversy that erupted following the group’s appearance at a Christmas parade in Semmes last year.
Some spectators complained the all-male group’s skimpy outfits and provocative dance moves were inappropriate. The Elites first gained national exposure when a video of them dancing was tweeted by former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal.
This latest arrest is Collins’ third, according to documents from the Sheriff’s Department. The Elites performed at Lagniappe’s 2013 readers’ choice awards show known as The Nappies.
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