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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.

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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