Singer Jackie Wilson was arrested, after attempting to escape from the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, Missouri it was reported today (November 19, 1964).
Police were seeking Jackie Wilson over a 1959 default judgment, in the amount of $2,200.
Jackie Wilson lost a case to the Riviera Club, which claimed the singer had failed to perform at a string of engagements that same year.
Sensing that police might arrest him, Jackie Wilson lept from a second-floor window after the final act of his own show and attempted to escape.
The police arrested him as he was walking away and held him for 24 hours on $3,000 bond.