There’s been more overaggressive action against those who dare interact with The Real World Denver. Walking home after a night of drinking, a Westword newspaper staffer was ticketed and then sent to detox by Denver police after he held a gate open for a group of people at The Real World Denver house.
Matt Lawrence tells the paper that as he walked by, he saw “a young woman with a baby in both hands. The door is ajar, I grab hold of it to pull it open so they can leave.” That’s when an “off-duty uniformed Denver police officer doing security for the show … issued Lawrence a ticket for disturbing the peace” and sent him to detox. The police report says,
“As parties were exiting the residence, the RWD film crew was filming the parties. [Lawrence] made his way over to the gate as parties were exiting, took hold of the gate as exiting parties were opening it, and stood in amongst them, interrupting the filming. [Lawrence] then made his way up the block and was contacted.”
He’ll go to court August 9 and plead his case. Ironically, a Real World Denver cast member was sent to detox just a few weeks ago. Denver PD’s spokesman Sonny Jackson said, “He basically had been arguing with his girlfriend, then it continued on outside. They went ahead and called detox.”