Scott Weiland Sued For Shooting Tour Bus With BB Gun: ‘I Want $100,000 From Estate’


Los Angeles Daily News is reporting that Daniel Smagacz of Springfield, Tennessee is alleging that late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland shot up the inside of his tour bus with a BB gun and cut electrical wires, causing $50,000 in damage. He is also is seeking an additional $100,000 in punitive damages.

The claim filed last week in Los Angeles Superior Court states that Weiland’s company, Flaming Music Production Inc., reached an agreement with Smagacz in July 2013 to lease the bus for 20 days. The former Stone Temple Pilots frontman personally signed the contract, which stated he was responsible for any loss or damage caused by him or any of his guests, the claim states.

Weiland was “grossly negligent and acted with intentional and willful misconduct by damaging the coach tour bus … by shooting at, and attempting to shoot through, the interior walls of the coach with a BB gun,” the claim alleges.

Weiland also cut wires connected to electronic devices in the bus, according to the claim.