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Honey Boo Boo ban kicks Crazy Tony to the curb

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   Jan. 15, 2013 at 2:30 PM   |   Comments

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Even for the insane asylum that is Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Crazy Tony has gone a step too far.

Tony Lindsey, known to the fans of Honey Boo Boo as Crazy Tony, has been banned from future appearances on the show after his arrest last November. His crime? Scaring drivers while dressed in a gorilla suit.

Mama June Shannon banned Lindsey from the hit show that stars her daughter Alana, saying she was uncomfortable with his participation going forward.

"We love him as a friend... but that was a crazy story," Shannon told TMZ. "Not trying to be mean, but we want to keep it family oriented."

"Crazy Tony's just a family friend... who is just crazy," she said

Honey Boo Boo's 'cousin' was spotted by police on the side of highway, dressed in the suit and behaving strangely, TMZ reported at the time.

Police Deputy Joe Rozier explains:

"I observed a white male dressed in a gorilla suit acting as if he was going to jump into my lane of travel. I swerved into the left lane to avoid an accident with the person."

Rozier claims he immediately stopped the car, whipped out his flashlight and went searching for answers ... and "observed several white males run up the embankment and into the woods."

Rozier says he shouted at the group that he was going to release his K-9 on the perps ... when someone yelled back, "You don't have to do that, we're coming back."

Five adults and two children were detained and the adults arrested, Rozier said.

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