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.