And, for our money, the best character of the whole lot was Tobias Funke. So we couldn't help but be amazed at just how eerie this story, which moved across the Sun-Times News Group Wire early this morning, was.
We posted this, made a few never-nude and "The Man Inside Me" jokes and moved on."A Blue Man Group actor and the assistant principal of Maine East High School were arrested at a park along the lakefront on the North Side and charged with public indecency Monday night, police said.
Darren Stephens, 45, of the 1400 block of West Leland Avenue and Michael Pressler, 48, of the 1700 block of North Halsted Street were arrested without incident about 5:45 p.m. in the 4500 block of North Simonds Drive, police said.Pressler, who is the Asst. Principal at Maine East High School in northwest suburban Park Ridge, and Stephens, who is a performer with the Blue Man Group, were both charged with public indecency, a misdemeanor, after they were found allegedly engaged in a sex act on Chicago Park District property, police said.
Well, it turns out this story is just getting weirder.
Kevin, reporting in from the office, says the newsroom has been inundated with calls from those associated with the Blue Man Group saying that Darren Stephens has nothing to do with the troupe.
In addition, Blue Man Group spokesman Nick Harkin sent us this a few moments ago to reiterate this statement."Police had previously said one of the men was an actor with the Blue Man Group, but a spokesman for the group said Tuesday morning the man has never been associated with the troupe."
So again. Not part of the Blue Man Group."Blue Man Group Issues Correction
Published reports today inaccurately identified a man named Darren Stephens who was arrested in Chicago as a "Blue Man Group actor."
No individual by the name of Darren Stephens has ever been employed by Blue Man Group as a performer or in any other capacity.
Men arrested for indecency in park [Sun-Times]