Reality TV Star Arrested On Suspicion of Committing Lewd Act On Female Child

Thomas Quinn, who stars on the Discovery Channel's reality show "The Devil's Ride," was arrested Tuesday outside Grossmont Hospital.

A man featured on a reality show that follows a San Diego motorcycle club was arrested in La Mesa on suspicion of committing a lewd act with an underage female relative, police announced Thursday.

After an investigation prompted by a report from the family, Thomas Quinn was arrested shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday outside Grossmont Hospital at 5555 Grossmont Center Drive, on suspicion of committing a lewd act with a minor, La Mesa police Lt. Matt Nicholass said.

Nicholass declined to release the victim's age, but said once police received the family's report, the case was assigned to a child abuse detective.

"That detective conducted a thorough investigation that ultimately led to the arrest of Mr. Quinn," Nicholass said.

Quinn, also known as "Gipsy," is featured on the Discovery Channel's The Devil's Ride, which follows members of the "Laffing Devils," which is a motorcycle club based out of East County.

According to bios on the show's website, Quinn is one of the group's "founding fathers." It lists his occupation as: "Former Marine and part-time bounty hunter."

Quinn, 43, was booked into San Diego Central Jail but posted bail Wednesday, according to Nicholass and jail records.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

—City News Service contributed to this report.

justme70 February 22, 2013 at 06:30 PM
Furthermore "Sandman" is a chump....pulling a knife when it was a 1 on 1! If he's such a "badass" he should have fought like a real man...throwing blows! But again it's a staged "reality" show that needed a drama factor! Like dude showing up to his house and he comes out with a ball bat shoving dude around, even at 1 point the prospect's glasses hit the ground and he did NOTHING after just saying "violence is sometimes part of it and he is willing to bleed for his MC" he got punked and had nothing for the "hardass Sandman".....staged, staged and STAGED! I think it's a wrap for "The Devil's Ride", there won't be another season!
mike smith February 22, 2013 at 06:51 PM
@Justme70 -- If you can prove Tommy Quinn was found guilty, show me the proof. "Fairly Certain" now that's a bigger joke then the show itself.
formercopswife February 23, 2013 at 03:50 AM
@Justme70~ If is wife is a police office like previously reported they also have a code to protect and help each other... MC have a code so do fucken Cops... I say this from experience... He's not in jail... So before you convict him let the courts... But if his ex wife wants war you better believe her co workers have her back at all cost... I wish him luck... Not all COPS will protect and server!!! Just like your boys have your back the Bitch has her boys... I PERSONALLY DON'T THINK HE'S GUILTY!!!! GOOD LUCK GIPSY!!!
MEW February 24, 2013 at 10:55 PM
This is the dumbest show ever.nothing like a real mc. So obviously scripted
mark garcia February 26, 2013 at 01:28 AM
you cant even compare this show to a real 1% MC it is a joke but i watch it just to laugh at it. i live in albuquerque NM and our state is a bandido ran state the biggest mc in the world and you seldom see them on the streets they c keep there buisness private. on gypsy any true outlaw knows "your guilty till proven innocent" its the american way so if he is guilty im sure the real mc in southern california (mongels) will take care of him.
Jim Jones February 26, 2013 at 03:36 AM
I my 4 years in the military I met some great people, but I also met some scum of the earth people I would not trust for anything and a lot of those folks are life time Soldiers.
4 PATCH LOGO. February 26, 2013 at 12:36 PM
Ok, I read all theses comments, I have seen it all.. I am in a MC, and this crap I see is so stage... First, SANDMAN bitch ass is not hard,,pulling a knife and also before the fight he takes of his colors right when the fight started.. Second, you never send a Prospect to a rival Club house by hisself to send a message.. Why the SGT@ARMS did not go, he is the one that is the ENFORCER.. If the Prospect would have got bullets put in his ass it would have Prez fault, so their SGT@ARMS is a bitch, cause like he said he watching out for everyone.. Gipsy, I dont want to go into details on that cause I feel the courts will handle that, this is about real MC SHIT.. I know alot of OUTLAW CLUBS and I am close with one out on the WEST COAST.. This show is stage, but I know they been around for awhile.. We dont put our business out in the streets like that..
AnnMarie Ritch February 26, 2013 at 04:58 PM
I was looking forward to this show and what a let down, sandman shit tag his ass and be done with him. And they should have said something about gypsy and Billy being gone, my thoughts are without the two of them the show is shit and I don't plan to watch no more
JOSE February 27, 2013 at 07:23 AM
Jodi Gates February 27, 2013 at 11:19 PM
I want gypsy back on the show. He is the reason I even started watching. It may be a staged show as so many claim but he was the one person who seemed real. He just wanted to hang out with his buddies and ride their bikes. End of story!
MG February 28, 2013 at 04:05 PM
Alright.. Only thing I gotta say is...although entertaining, it IS a staged show. Sons of Anarchy at least didn't pretend to be a reality show. If people already figured out it's a fake program and are mad about it, then DON'T. Watch it anymore. When Hollywood is involved you better believe there is gonna be a Conspiracy! So Gipsy or Billy may not have been playing by the rules and really got the shaft hard core. It is innocent until proven guilty. We havnt heard their side yet. But guaranteed we will at some point. You really think it won't come out?!!
F J March 02, 2013 at 04:38 PM
Yes it's set up it would be really sad if not I do see similaritys to some that use to ride with- so if you want some back up I'd call the midgit from Amish mafia
crystal March 04, 2013 at 09:20 PM
I think this is a load of shit. Given the doors hes opened to one of the worlds most private interworkings (not saying hes a celeb) but people inthis world stop at nothing to bring people they c on tv down.
august west March 05, 2013 at 05:42 AM
All they need is a report of abuse and they'll arrest you. Google christopher fitzsimmons.
karen nelson March 06, 2013 at 04:03 AM
@FJ that was funny!
Dee Mac March 08, 2013 at 03:54 PM
Don't think he did it but you never know. I hope he didn't I would hate to stop watching the show like it .but I can't support it when it come to the kids I am wait to see. Don't let me down
Homer March 12, 2013 at 03:14 AM
iseen a few fights and a few ass whoopins on this dumbass show, but i aint seen enough blood for 1 fuckin bandaid!!!some of the crap that these fuckin LAMES pull would send ya to intensive care in the real world. If these punks showed up to a real run with real bikers , these fools woud be goin home on the bus because they would all would be signin over their bikes
chrisparm38 March 12, 2013 at 03:23 AM
In this country we have a justice system. How can you sit here and talk smack without the man being able to defend himself. It's easy to be an arm chair idiot.
Gunder March 14, 2013 at 06:45 AM
I can't believe that they sold out for a freaking T.V. deal, and uts so phony now, like that car race! How Ridiculous was thatI lol whatever man!
Gunder March 14, 2013 at 06:51 AM
I feel that Gypsy is in a bad sitsuation, and here hes married to a cop, and he goes and do something like this??? Maybe that child did something wrong and he punished her and she goes and make up a story just to get him in trouble? ?? There are kids like that and its all hear say!!! Well I hope its not true? If it is, I lost all respect for Gypsy, well hope things work out!!!
MG March 20, 2013 at 12:17 AM
And the two faced rat boy needs to be axed off the show. They shoulda burned his body for real instead of scareing him about his tattoo
Charmaine Baranov March 20, 2013 at 11:47 PM
I'm in love with Rocko ! He's fine as f@#$ !!!! And yeah a club needs to have cash so what!???? I hope stubs gets his just deserves. what a bitch not to mention Billy with his lies cuz as prez he knew he'd be eaten shit as the "P". He has no brotherhood the way he did Gipsy??? Dirty Dirty Dirty such a wussy he had to vote him out or whatever cuz he knew his style is weak and everyone still followed Gipsy's leadership. What I don't know and not sure if I missed it somehow is when and why did the crying devils vote Sin Mob's P out of the devils??? I can't believe Sin Mob is allowing Stubby to hang-around their clubhouse or them at all!!! It's obvious he's the chesse eatin' MFer around there. He so stupid he'd let Danny-Bitch tell him if he spies he can get him back in. What a poop-butt PLEASE let the new member (forgot his name) kick the crap out of stubby face. And that dude can ride!!! He can handle that bike in terecherous terrain going 80 and more! you go baby... And Sandman??? always threatning everyone but never coming thru. I wanted Rockem to thrill Billy since he was so "bad-ass" that he needed 2 more bitches to help him get dude's colors. Gipsy I pray the accusations are false and damn all those people who already have you condemmed??? I'd HATE to have them on my jury!!!
Derek Franz March 22, 2013 at 02:40 AM
Not in a MC myself, never have been, but I know a couple of guys who are. Took me all of two minutes into episode 1 to realize that this is nothing more than a contrived bucket of crap. Bunch of forty something wanna be's with tattoos glamorized for the couch potato crowd. A bunch of loud mouthed, posturing pussies at best. Staged fights that never happen opening up the world of pseudo MC clubs. Any club worth their salt would NEVER let a camera near their business, let alone, inside their world. Been in enough street fights myself to see through their posing pussy in disguise ways. Personally, I'd rather watch re-runs of the Brady Bunch for excitement. If you like this tripe and bile, ROCK ON! As a follow up to Gipsy's alleged indiscretions, none of you meat bags have any info or insight, pure speculation on all your parts. The courts, (if it even goes there) will get after that. Best wait and pontificate after real facts are released....
buckey April 02, 2013 at 05:48 AM
Hey I will tell you what if sandman can treat his wife like a woman needs to be treated I have absolutely no problem treating her like she should I may not have a bike but I would give her the ride of her life.. I guarantee I can make her happy
stuart Ghent April 11, 2013 at 08:46 PM
so what's up with gypsies now ?
stuart Ghent April 11, 2013 at 08:46 PM
so what happened to gypsy is the NJ or out of jail
Bill Kay April 19, 2013 at 12:36 AM
Bravo !
Bill Kay April 19, 2013 at 12:38 AM
Yes if he is guilty , then through away the key and him with it forever .
Robert Craven April 30, 2013 at 04:16 AM
so just out of curiosity I went to San Diego local news webs site and searched (Thomas Quinn aka Gypsy ) and guess what no results matter fact searched the internet under news tab and still no results it is rumored that this was a ploy to try to make the show look real by adding an arrest for criminal activity sense no one on the show ever seems to get arrested for anything......
Jessica Berg August 11, 2013 at 12:53 PM
The charges were BS & they were dropped. That's as interesting of a story though so it doesn't get reported.


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