​Madonna’s Homeless Brother Arrested After Fight With Police

Staff Reporter
Aug. 10, 2014

Madonna’s not speaking about it but her homeless brother, Anthony Ciccone, was arrested after fighting with police. As it turns out, the brother was drunk and disorderly at a local civic center.

A police officer asked Ciccone to leave a a bathroom facility inside the local civic center.

Traverse City Police Capt. Brian Heffner told the newspaper that Ciccone, 56, “pulled away, turned around and confronted the female officer in an aggressive manner. She turned him around and brought him to the ground, which is when he struck his face on the bathroom floor.”

Ciccone reportedly needed nine stitches to close up a cut on his forehead. Heffner said that tests performed at Munson Medical Center showed his blood-alcohol level to be 0.40, which is five times’ the level that is considered intoxicated in Michigan.

There had already been a warrant out for Ciccone’s arrest stemming from an alleged trespassing incident in March when he refused to leave a local bookstore. He was arraigned Monday on the trespassing charge and is being held without bond in Traverse County Jail.

Ciccone has not been officially charged for Sunday’s alleged altercation but authorities predicted that a felony count of resisting and obstructing a police officer is possible.

He reportedly told the Michigan Messenger in 2011, “You think I haven’t answered this kind of question a bazillion times—why my sister is a multibazillionarie, and I’m homeless on the street?”

Anthony is one of six Ciccone siblings. Madonna is the third-oldest behind him and brother Martin.

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