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A loyal reader who asked to remain anonymous writes:
Hey Sandra, I love your blog. I wanted to give you some breaking gossip. I was headed home from work today. I got off at Flat Shoals Rd off of I285 and made a left. I noticed two Dekalb police cars had pull over a red BMW 740i and a guy in handcuffs on the ground arguing with the cops. When I passed by, I noticed it was Apollo, Phaidra’s husband from Real Housewifes of Atlanta. This happen 20 minutes ago. Please keep me anonymous.
Have a good day.
I called the Dekalb County jail and they have no record of anyone named Apollo Nida being booked into the jail as of 20 minutes ago.
Apollo was last arrested in Atlanta in January, 2010 for running a red light. As you know, Mr. Nida is an ex-con who served prison time for various white collar crimes before marrying Phaedra in 2010.
According to a credible source who spoke to Phaedra today, her husband Apollo is “at work” and she says this post is incorrect. My immediate question was, “What work? He has a job?” This email may very well be a hoax. If it turns out to be a hoax, this post will vanish without a trace.
Update II, April 9, 10:01 am ET:
I LOVE my readers! Once again, they gave me the tea before it was spilt on any other blog.
According to TMZ.com, Apollo Nida, occupation unknown, was arrested on Thursday (April 7) just as my reader said he had been.
Supposedly, Nida was pulled over and cuffed by U.S. marshals in connection with some type of sting operation by the feds. He was briefly placed in handcuffs and then let go. The claim is that he was arrested by mistake, but we know better.
Here’s the tea: why did Apollo’s wife, attorney Phaedra Parks, tell a local blogger that her husband was “at work” and therefore not arrested?
In the pics above, you can clearly see Apollo in handcuffs. My loyal reader emailed me before 4 p.m. on Thursday and he saw Apollo in cuffs 20 minutes before that. It’s a good thing there wasn’t a woman — or a man as the case may be — in the car with Apollo when he was pulled over.