Retired NASCAR driver arrested for confronting cops on Jan. 6, feds say


Tighe Scott faces charges in the Jan. 6, 2021, riots at the U.S. Capitol. (Photos from court documents)

Tighe Scott faces charges in the Jan. 6, 2021, riots at the U.S. Capitol. (Photos from court documents)

A 75-year-old retired NASCAR driver and grandfather from Pennsylvania, along with his son, was arrested for confronting cops during the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol.

Tighe John Scott faces charges of obstruction, assaulting officers, trespassing and disorderly conduct, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced in a news release.

Scott, his son, Jarrett Scott, and another father and son duo — Scott Slater Sr., 56 and Scott Alex Slater Jr., 26 — were alleged to have confronted cops together on the Capitol grounds that day after former President Donald Trump’s “Stop the Steal” rally, disrupting the certification of President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral win.

Slater Jr. confronted cops and yelled, “f— you motherf—–” when an officer ordered the crowd to “back up,” “backup now,” the statement of facts alleges.

Slater Jr. allegedly picked up a flagpole and threw it toward the line of officers, hitting one before throwing an “AREA CLOSED” sign at police, court documents said.

Tighe Scott allegedly put his hands on two officers’ shields and pushed, court documents said.

Jarrett Scott appeared to raise a golf club as “if preparing to strike officers with it,” the document said.

At one point, Tighe Scott allegedly grabbed a shield and tried to rip it out of an officer’s hands while Jarrett Scott placed his hands on Tighe’s back, apparently helping him push against officers, court documents said.

At one point, an officer dislodged Tighe Scott from the shield, causing him to fall, knocking back Jarrett Scott — and the golf club he held. He yelled at officers, calling them “b——,” and said, “f— you all” and “you fat motherf—–.”

Slater Jr. also yelled at police, “how do you feel coming down while I’m pulling ya?”

Tighe Scott was identified through a tip from someone saying he is a retired NASCAR driver. The tipster gave the FBI a link to an article in that said he lives in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, surrounded “by his grandchildren that he sees everyday and is loving it.”

In a 2019 article in The Morning Call, Tighe Scott recalled the highlight of his career — placing sixth in the 1979 Daytona 500.

“I have a lot of real good memories from that race,” Scott said.

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