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"Biggest Loser" Contestant Arrested!

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Cops arrested "Biggest Loser" contestant Shanon Thomas yesterday in Macomb County, Michigan after an alleged domestic violence incident.

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Thomas is accused of throwing a bag of flour in her tenant's face after an argument. Cops say Thomas yelled at tenant Michael Nolden to turn down his TV. She then allegedly broke several Christmas tree lights and ultimately threw flour at the man. Nolden has since moved out of the basement room he was renting from Thomas.

At her arraignment on domestic violence charges, a surprised Thomas plead not guilty and told the judge Nolden had thrown a pan at her, adding "He told me to get a pizza" because she was on the popular show. She also said "I'm really a good upstanding person. I can't believe this is even happening to me."

Court records show the incident happened December 16.  Thomas was arrested and arraigned on Tuesday. 

Apparently this isn't Thomas' first run-in with law enforcement. Court records indicate she was arrested and plead guilty to DUI in 2004. She was placed on 12 months probation.

She faces up to 93 days in jail.

Thomas, along with her mother, is competing as one of the 11 couples teams competing on this season of NBC's weight loss show that premiered last night.  During the show, it was revealed that nine of the contestants would be sent home to try and lose weight, while their partners remained at the show's complex.  Shanon's mother and partner Helen Phillips was chosen to remain in Los Angeles. According to Shanon, she started the show weighing in at 280 lbs. Now she says she's lost nearly 100 lbs, weighing in at 185.

This season's "Biggest Loser" premiere was the most watched ever with 11.8 million viewers.


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8 comments so far | Post a comment now
Mary January 7, 2009, 5:59 PM

Leave her alone for crying out loud.

Anonymous January 7, 2009, 8:14 PM

Yeah, and try getting your FACTS Straight, she didn’t throw a “bag” of flour, she just threw flour at him, not the “bag” ~ and we all know what a dangerous weapon a little flour in someone’s face is!

Thank God it wasn’t salt she might of gotten the Death Penalty for That!!!

And Thank You to the Police Officers for getting this dangerous flour wielding criminal off the streets, boy will I sleep sounder at night now!!!

/end sarcasm

Anonymous January 8, 2009, 8:43 AM

WHO CARES! The guy was probably a MORON as most men are…flour thrown on him is probably the least of his worries considering he lives in someones BASEMENT! Give the poor girl a break. There are REAL criminals out there - take the bank execs for instance. Throw them in jail and throw away the key!

Anonymous January 8, 2009, 2:35 PM

Yeah, I’m not condoning her actions, but really? Flour? How WIMPY of man do you have to be to press charges on flour being thrown. He moved out so who cares. It has become a sue crazy society and I’m sick of it.

A GUY FROM PA January 8, 2009, 3:59 PM

Wow…i stumbled into the man haters club….it was flour she flung…no big deal….I’m sure if it had been sugar she would’ve just eaten it…..

Jim January 8, 2009, 4:34 PM

My God she was hungry and was trying to coat him before frying, it was attempted murder!! What a wimp turn down the Tv and vacuum in the morning.

lolz January 8, 2009, 6:34 PM

lolz the mens’ comments here are cracking me up! too much!!!

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