Quinton "Rampage" Jackson goes on a . . .
. . . rampage. Of course he does.
In what assorted Internet pundits are already calling the stupidest hit-and-run ever, Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar (and Irvine resident) Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, who was the subject of this 2007 Weekly cover story, was arrested yesterday in Balboa after slamming his truck into several vehicles, jumping a center divider and driving up onto a sidewalk, which forced several pedestrians to leap out of the way to avoid injury.
Apparently the reason for the Rampage rampage (groooaaan!) was a Newport Beach car accident he was involved in around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday near where the 55 freeway meets 19th Street. Rampage fled the scene, and the cops gave chase. Big question, though, is this: did Rampage actually think he could escape, since, as you can see from the photo below, his ride has a HUGE-ASS PICTURE OF HIMSELF plastered on the side? (And yeah, that's Rampage kissing asphalt as the cops have their guns drawn on him.)
According to several media sources, Jackson was booked into Orange County Jail for investigation of felony evading, hit and run and reckless driving. Bail was set at $25,000.
Still unsolved is the mystery of what caused the Rampage rampage (okay, okay, enough punnery). Was it his recent upset loss to Forrest Griffin at UFC 86 earlier this month in Las Vegas? Distress over the vast, cobwebby expanse of Triangle Square, near where the incident began? The born-again-Christian thing not really working out? Steroids? Hemorrhoids? Stay tuned...