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Bam Margera ‘Robbed At Gun Point’ And Breaks Nine Month Sobriety

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Bam Margera ‘Robbed At Gun Point’ And Breaks Nine Month Sobriety

Bam Margera has taken to Instagram to talk about how he was 'robbed' at gunpoint in a random taxi when they translated the message 'empty your wallet'.

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The professional skateboarder, who shot to fame when he appeared on Jackass, had just arrived in Cartagena, Colombia, when he jumped in a taxi outside the airport.

In the video he explained: "I couldn't speak Spanish, they couldn't speak English and they translated on their phone for me to read 'empty your wallet', as they put a gun on their lap to show it to me".

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Not really your everyday occurrence is it? Or at least you hope not.

Bam Margera. Credit: PA
Bam Margera. Credit: PA

Luckily, the 'thieves' let Bam go but not without stealing $500 (£392) from him that was in his wallet. Because when you're at gunpoint, you give over whatever you have - Jackass or not.

And it looks like the experience got the better of the father-of-one when he posted another video to Instagram, two hours after the initial one.

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This time he was letting his 1.6 million followers know that he had broken his nine month sobriety.

According to Revolver Mag, Margera slipped down a dark path of heavy drinking and excessive partying following the death of his best friend, Ryan Dunn.

But he discovered a 'new purpose' with his wife, Nikki, and son, Phoenix Wolf - ditching the booze and making a triumphant return to skateboarding.

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He told Vice: "At its worst, I would probably just wake up around 11 AM and instantly start drinking vodka and purple Gatorade.

Credit: Instagram/bam__margera
Credit: Instagram/bam__margera

"By the end of the night, I would probably have ten pints worth of it. It was pretty bad. It was weird, because there would be times where I would go on a three-day bender of drinking and then five days of not drinking. When that five days ended, I would go on a two-day bender."

Last Autumn Bam attended a surprise Jackass reunion where the beers flowed all night long.

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He told Revolver Mag: "Long story short, as I drove away from the party, not knowing where I was headed, I pulled over to try and figure it out.

Credit: Instagram/bam__margera
Credit: Instagram/bam__margera

"That's when I noticed the police lights behind me. I was like, 'Fuck, I'm pulled over.' As it turned out, the police had actually pulled someone else over right behind me, and then came to my car to see why I was just sitting there.

"I had nothing to do with it, but I stayed there until I had something to do with it. So yeah, I had the pleasure of getting a DUI that night that led to my being in a treatment centre for a month."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Colombia, Celebrity, News, Bam Margera, robbery

Rebecca Shepherd
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