Was it great detective work like on CSI that brought down this former professional wrestling star? Maybe a tip from a police informant or an elaborate sting operation by the FBI? Nope, sounds like Jim The Anvil” Neidhart (who was a tag team partner of Bret Hart) went a little nuts at the gas station and was still there trying to ingest some pills that had fallen into the trunk of his Pontiac Sunfire when the cops showed up.
At right, a rather red and puffy looking Anvil.
Just before 3 p.m. Sunday, Neidhart was pumping gas at the A.J. Food Market, 9806 Tom Folsom Road, Thonotosassa, when he began yelling and causing a disturbance, the sheriff’s office said. The sheriff’s arrest report said he was seen opening pill bottles located in the trunk of his silver Pontiac Sunfire.
When deputies arrived at the scene, he was agitated and aggressive. He was observed “ingesting multiple pills that he dropped on the ground while inside the trunk of his vehicle,” the sheriff’s office arrest report states. He was found in possession of 55.6 grams of Oxycontin and 17.4 grams of methadone. The prescription pills were in three bottles with the name Mary Cutillo written on the bottles, the sheriff’s office said.
Cutillo had reported her Hillsborough County home had been burglarized and that her medication had been stolen, the sheriff’s office said. Neidhart, who is a friend of Cutillo, allegedly went to her home and pried open the rear door of the home. He then stole her prescription pills, which are valued at more than $300, the sheriff’s office said.