Two people from the Fox television pilot Empire had a good excuse for missing work this morning. They were arrested by Chicago-area police as they entered a local jail where scenes were to be shot.
One man, James Suhajda, age 52, was arrested because he had an outstanding warrant in DuPage County, while another man was arrested but then later released without charges after jail officers found marijuna in the car he was driving, said Ben Breit, a spokesman for Sheriff Tom Dart … During the background check on Suhajda, sheriff’s staff found that he was wanted on a domestic battery warrant issued in DuPage County. DuPage County court records show Suhajda pleaded guilty in 1999 in a domestic battery case that was initiated by Downers Grove police, and was sentenced to supervision, but had a warrant sworn out for his arrest in 2003.
The show in question, which follows the trials and tribulations of a hip hop music empire, stars Terrance Howard and Gabourey Sidibe.