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Gotcha again! #2056085
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Police arrest Gotcha surfwear co-founder in Laguna Beach car wreck
Gotcha co-founder Michael Tomson was arrested this week in Laguna Beach. (Laguna Beach Police Department)
By Bryce Alderton

May 1, 2013, 5:53 p.m.

A retired professional surfer who co-founded Gotcha surfwear was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and on suspicion of cocaine possession after a traffic accident in Laguna Beach, police said Wednesday.

Police charged Michael Elliot Tomson, 58, of Laguna Beach with two felony counts of DUI and possession of a controlled substance, as well as a misdemeanor count of being under the influence of drugs, Laguna Beach police Capt. Jason Kravetz said in an email.

Tomson posted $100,000 bail and was released.

A caller reported a traffic collision involving a 2008 Mercedes E550 and a 2008 Nissan Rogue at 9:17 a.m. Monday at Glenneyre and Calliope streets in Laguna Beach.

Tomson, who was driving the Mercedes, was heading south on Glenneyre when he rear-ended the Nissan being driven by a 65-year-old woman from Santa Ana, police said.

The woman was hospitalized for minor to moderate injuries.

Tomson was not injured, Kravetz said.

Investigators closed Glenneyre for about two hours.

Tomson started Gotcha with Joel Cooper in 1978 in Laguna Beach. The company's board shorts and T-shirts were highly popular among surfers in the 1980s. Gotcha is now based in Newport Beach.

Tomson has had previous run-ins with the law.

In April 2012 he pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in December 2011 and resisting a peace officer in October 2011, according to court records.

Tomson also was pulled over for driving at an unsafe speed in October 2012.




9:17 am. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwww!


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Re: Gotcha again! [Re: ElOgro] #2056086
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Re: Gotcha again! [Re: Steak] #2056087
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is that what they call an all night bender?

Re: Gotcha again! [Re: ElOgro] #2056088
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what a little cvnt


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Re: Gotcha again! [Re: ElOgro] #2056089
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Tomson, who was driving the Mercedes, was heading south on Glenneyre when he rear-ended the Nissan being driven by a 65-year-old woman from Santa Ana, police said.



Poor bastard was probably just doing some (in his world) very late evening GILF hunting.


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Re: Gotcha again! [Re: CharmingSophisticate] #2056090
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A retired professional surfer




I'm sure he developed this habit after he retired from professional surfing because as we all know professional surfing is drug free.


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Re: Gotcha again! [Re: ElOgro] #2056091
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Shoulda taken a bump off his keys to freshen up. He's a pro. He knows this. He got sloppy.

Re: Gotcha again! [Re: Chief Broom] #2056092
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Shoulda taken a bump off his keys to freshen up. He's a pro. He knows this. He got sloppy.




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Re: Gotcha again! [Re: ElOgro] #2056093
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I'm sure he developed this habit after he retired from professional surfing because as we all know professional surfing is drug free.




This is pretty sad, the dude is in deep. ....there aren't enough toilet emoticons to describe. He needs rehab something fierce. The irony is that the Thomson clan were hugely anti-drug back in the day.


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He was framed!!



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I've heard you can do that while you're driving (if you have another set of keys). Maybe that's why he ran into granny?

Maybe it went something like this - "sht I was supposed to be at a meeting at 9, shoulda held back on those last three bloody marys, better do another bump to take the edge off...BAM"


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Pros grow out their pinky nail so that don't have to deal with the whole key while driving fiasco. Just ask Miguel on the broiler station at Applebees.

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I'm sure he developed this habit after he retired from professional surfing because as we all know professional surfing is drug free.




This is pretty sad, the dude is in deep. ....there aren't enough toilet emoticons to describe. He needs rehab something fierce. The irony is that the Thomson clan were hugely anti-drug back in the day.




BillabongHab?


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Re: Gotcha again! [Re: ElOgro] #2056099
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What ever happened to that little black kid he used to hang around with????





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