Following a string of incidents that have led to the arrest of Boulder, Colorado’s Kyle Hollingsworth, the famed keyboardist was detained on cat juggling charges. While details are still unfolding in what appears to be an extremely unusual circumstance, it remains clear that Hollingsworth will be behind bars for the foreseeable future, which may affect his summer tour plans.
At 2:15am on the morning of April 1st, Boulder Police responded to a disturbance call in a quiet South Boulder neighborhood. After a two-hour standoff and subsequent raid of the Boulder residence, a special Colorado Feline Tactical Team (CFTT) surrounded the compound and detained a number of suspects, most notably Mr. Hollingsworth. Although no other arrests have been made public, Boulder community rumors are swirling about possible accomplices with recent local sightings including Umphrey’s McGee keyboardist Joel Cummins and Big Gigantic drummer Jeremy Salken.
Local Boulder brewpub proprietor Kevin Daly commented, “I know nothing about this. See ya at Red rocks"
Currently held on $10 million bond in Boulder County Jail, Hollingsworth is scheduled for arraignment in Boulder County Court on Monday, April 4.
A statement from Hollingsworth’s management:
“We are deeply saddened to announce the arrest and incarceration of Kyle Hollingsworth. We vehemently deny any allegations of Kyle’s purported involvement in the infamous ‘Mile High Cat Juggling Ring.’ Cat juggling is a bizarre and unusual activity that Kyle, a cat-lover, has publicly and repeatedly denounced.”
“I denounce cat juggling.” –Kyle Hollingsworth (2010)