Johnny Cash Was Once Arrested For This Bizarre Reason

Johnny Cash Was Once Arrested For This Bizarre Reason
May 8, 2021 - 12:30 / Lucas Anderson

During his career, Johnny Cash was arrested a total of seven times. They mainly occurred in his early period of fame, a time when he was struggling with alcohol and drug addictions. But one arrest stands out as particularly strange — watch the video here to learn the story.

In his lifetime, Johnny Cash underwent a major image transition. As a young man, he was a country music outlaw with a bad-boy reputation. And, truly, he was arrested seven times in less than a decade.

Johnny Cash Was Once Arrested For This Bizarre Reason

In later life, Cash settled down as a happily married and devoutly religious man. But from 1959 to 1967, he had seven brushes with the law, including a particularly infamous one in 1965.

Johnny Cash Was Once Arrested For This Bizarre Reason

Watch the video above for a history of Johnny Cash's arrests and how much jail time he served. You can also test your "Man in Black" knowledge in our quiz here.