Is it life imitating art? More like 20-to-life imitating art!
Ryan Lee Carroll, 28, was arrested Tuesday following a raid on a home in the San Carlos Park neighborhood in Fort Myers, Florida, the station reported. Sad, but not particularly newsworthy, right? Except that Carroll also had the distinction of being the man who won last year’s Breaking Bad fan contest, winning a trip to El Lay to watch the finale at a special Hollywood Forever Cemetery screening!
“It’s just so addicting,” Carroll told WBBH of “Breaking Bad” at the time he won the contest. “It’s such a good show. I think it’s addicting because people can relate to the main character.”
The TV series centers on a science teacher turned meth dealer. Another character on the show, Saul Goodman, is a slick lawyer who employs questionable methods to help his clients.
Carroll was charged with felony possession of a synthetic narcotic with intent to sell. Though the specific drug wasn’t named, the “synthetic” part means it could definitely be meth- just like the show.
After the warrant was served on the home, neighbors told the station that the scene was like something out of a Hollywood production, with a swarm of police cars and dozens of officers descending on the neighborhood. So was Carroll inspired by the high-jinks of Walt and Jesse? Or was he already a drug dealer who had finally found a show for him? According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s website, as of Thursday morning Carroll remained in custody. Either way, we’re guessing this guy is NOT driving off into the sunset like Aaron Paul!
Someone better call Saul…