At the scene, the Police told The Rock “Your celebrity status does not put you above the law”. Then he was booked.
Dwayne Johnson made a trip to Hawaii, visiting several places that he used to frequent when he lived on the island when he was younger.
He shared his journey in an Instagram video with fans, explaining that seeing the spots where he went through hard times growing up always puts him in a reflective mood.
“Every time I come back here to the islands, I always make sure that I take a day, I go by myself and I go visit all my old haunts,” he said, sharing that on this trip, he stopped by his grandparents’ graves, his old high school, his old middle school and all the places he used to “get in trouble” and “get arrested,” with the actor revealing that he had been arrested for check fraud, theft and fighting.
He also visited an apartment building a from which his family had been evicted.
“I’ve been parked outside in this neighborhood where we used to live probably for about an hour now and probably looking shady as all hell like a creep in my Cadillac Escalade with very tinted windows,” he said, recalling how he used to exit the home, where he slept in the apartment’s one bedroom and his parents slept on a pull-out couch, and would see a high-rise condominium building across the street.
“‘Every day I used to walk out and I used to think, ‘F—, man, it must be so cool to live in a place like that, I hope one day I can live in something like that, or we could live in something like that,'” he recalled thinking. “Ironically, years later, I’m doing alright.”
Johnson also shared how and why he was arrested:
At the scene, the Police told The Rock “Your celebrity status does not put you above the law”. Then he was booked. But the WWE Superstar Legend was let off the hook the following day.
The LAPD later publicly stated: “We’d like to apologize to Dwayne Johnson for the inconvenience. Any time the LAPD receives a call, it is our responsibility to make sure it is treated in the most serious manner. For the record the pills found in Dwayne Johnson’s Fanny Pack were in fact not schedule two narcotics.”
TMZ, in an interview gleaned this from Johnson, “The LAPD was just doing their job. I guess it wasn’t the brightest idea to hand my friend, a few of my Power Pump XL and Testo Black X muscle supplements in broad day light. They’re completely legal by the way guys.”
After reminiscing on the difficult times, the actor finally shared a message of hope to his fans, telling them, “If you are out there and you’re struggling, and a lot of you are, and you’re struggling to make ends meet, struggling to pay the rent…I know what it’s like, I’ve been down that road.”
“I’m telling you, if you’re going through it, stay strong, have faith and keep pushing through,” he continued. “On the other side of your struggle is something good. On the other side of your struggle is some sort of success.”