Mike Busey Arrested: Gary Busey's Nephew In Mug Shot As Santa Claus [PHOTOS]

on December 24 2012 10:53 AM

Michael Andrew Ward, who is best known as Mike Busey, was arrested Saturday at a house party while wearing a Santa Claus suit.

Ward, who is Gary Busey's 32-year-old nephew, was arrested by Osceola County police for selling alcohol without a liquor license, according to The Orlando Sentinel.

Busey was reportedly hosting a party at the Sausage Castle, which is his home in St. Cloud on a dirt road, where he was selling the alcohol illegally.

Undercover police from the Osceola County Sheriff's Narcotics Enforcement Team visited the Sausage Castle to seek out Busey, who calls himself the "King of Rock and Roll and Debauchery." The team paid the $20 cover charge to enter the party called "Mike Busey's End of the World Sexy Santa Holiday B-Day" where one of the deputies purchased a Bud Light for $3.

According to the police report, Busey was standing next to the illegal bar and did not stop the wrongful purchase transaction to the deputy or other guests. Police also said people were smoking marijuana at the party and Busey "made no attempt to stop the illegal acts."

Busey was arrested and left jail on Saturday, out on Bond. Immediately after, he tweeted to his 9,000 followers: "Last Night I Got Arrested For Throwing A EPIC Party!" and thanked those who were there for attending. He also posted a photo on Instagram of him in a Santa suit in the back seat of a police car.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Busey was kicked out of Florida Christian College in Kissimmee, Fla. in 2000. That's when he opened the Sausage Castle, which has had seven locations in Central Florida over the past decade.