Jake Owen Explains The Story Behind Almost Getting Arrested On Cinco De Mayo

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Jake Owen has had quite a busy couple of weeks. Not only did he get married on the beach a week ago, but a couple days before that, he nearly got himself arrested, after goofing around outside a Steak ‘n Shake in his home town of Vero Beach, Florida.

Jake called Lisa and Ray, giving them the full scoop on what the incident was all about.

“It was a huge misunderstanding,” Jake explains. “I’m a lover, dude. I’m not trying to create any problems. But I do like to have a damn good time. That’s how I roll.”

“So I was with my mom, my dad, my sister, my brother in law, all my nieces and nephews. We were just at a show. We all rode my tour bus to the Steak ‘n Shake. They walked off the tour bus into the Steak ‘n Shake. I looked at my driver, and said, ‘Hey, watch this.’ I have this old man mask. It’s pretty funny – I thought it was funny. But unbeknownst to me, I didn’t know there’s a law that you’re not allowed to go into a public establishment with a mask on.”

“They probably thought you were going to rob the joint!” says Ray.

“OK, I could understand that if I got out of a getaway van,” Jake says. “But I got out of a tour bus!”

“The funny thing was, my parents thought it was a joke. Because I had the mask on, they thought the cop was joking, and I was joking. And it wasn’t a joke — the guy was serious. But to his credit, [the officer] had no idea that I was not only who I was, but I was not going in there to do that.”

It sounds like they arrested you for doing nothing,” says Ray.

“I did nothing actually,” says Jake.” I had a good time, that’s all that matters.”

“People made a big deal out of it. But it’s a Steak ‘n Shake. At midnight.”

Listen to the full interview right here!.

- Kurt Wolff, CBS Local

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