Come An’ Get Me: Man claiming to be the drummer from Whitesnake appears in Gloucester police log


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There he goes again, on his own. A man claiming to be the drummer for British hard rock band Whitesnake has made an appearance in the Gloucester Times police and fire logs, causing disturbances at two separate locations last week.

In the newspaper’s January 4 edition, reporter James Niedzinski detailed two incidents regarding the unidentified man, who the paper assures us is not Tommy Aldridge, Denny Carmazzi, or Brian Tichy (who coincidentally enough went to Berklee College of Music). We’re assuming they double-checked his name, which they withheld, against Whitesnake’s Wikipedia.


According to the police and fire log:

A man was reportedly found asleep in the doorway of an apartment complex on Western Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Police said the man was asked to leave the building, and a cab was called to take him home.

Hours later, at 9:48 p.m. police were called to a Railroad Avenue business to assist staffers with the same man, who had no known address. The police report states the man claimed he was the drummer for the band “Whitesnake,” but a check of records regarding that 1980s metal band indicated that’s not true.


The man was transported to Addison Gilbert Hospital for evaluation.

For one night, at least, David Coverdale can rest easy.