‘Deadliest Catch’ captain Sig Hansen arrested after incident with Uber driver

Sig Hansen, captain of the Northwestern crab-catcher vessel, a boat featured on the Discovery Channel show “Deadliest Catch.” (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

SEATTLE — “Deadliest Catch” Capt. Sig Hansen was arrested Thursday morning after allegedly spitting on an Uber driver and kicking a dent into his vehicle, the Seattle Police Department said.

According to the police reports, the altercation began when the driver picked up Hansen and three other people in Ballard, a neighborhood in Seattle, for a trip to Shoreline, Wash.

The driver said the trip was then canceled in the app, leading to a dispute over charges.

As the argument escalated, Hansen allegedly kicked a dent in the rear passenger side of the vehicle and spit on the driver.

Police said they found a foot-sized dent in the fender and some spit on the driver’s headrest when they examined the vehicle.

When police went to the Shoreline address, Hansen denied there had been a confrontation and said he’d been celebrating Norwegian Independence Day.

“Nope!’ the police report quote him as saying. “So no, this is no! That means we’re done!’

The report says Hansen then “clapped his hands conclusively.”

Police said Hansen continued to argue, and eventually it took two officers to pull him away from the door and handcuff him.

Last fall, Hansen made news when he was airlifted from his boat with chest pains during filming.