"Rock n' Roll" Zumhofe allegedly bolted after he was convicted of sexually abusing his daughter

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Zumhofe was known for lugging a boombox to the ring. He was a star in Minneapolis for the AWA and had a few cups of coffee with the WWF.
Yesterday, former AWA star and WWF wrestler "Rock n' Roll" Buck Zumhofe was convicted of 12 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct. The charges stemmed from allegations he sexually abused his daughter 1,800 times between 1999 and 2011, when the woman, now age 29, finally left his Cyrus, Minnesota, home.

THE BACKSTORY: Zumhofe allegedly sexually abused his daughter between 1999 and 2011

Zumhofe, 62, will be sentenced today. He'll likely spend the rest of his life behind bars. But just after the verdict came down, he allegedly made one last dash for freedom.

Last night, a tipster got in touch to let us know Zumhofe tried to flee the courtroom after the verdict was read. That's corroborated by Kandiyohi County's jail log, which indicates a charge of "escape from custody" has been added to the list of Zumhofe's sex felonies.
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Zumhofe's mugshot

Further corroboration comes from Sally Jo Sorensen's Bluestem Prairie blog. She cites Facebook chatter indicating Zumhofe, who was cut loose from the Minneapolis-based American Wrestling Association in 1989 when he was convicted of criminal sexual conduct, tried to bolt from a courtroom bathroom, but was tackled.

During the trial, Zumhofe acknowledged sleeping with his daughter but said their relationship was never sexual. He was contradicted, however, but a number of witnesses who testified they suspected Zumhofe's relationship with his daughter was inappropriate.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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43 comments
guyarneson
guyarneson

He use to hit on my sister when she lived in Young America 35 years ago. Damn time flies!  It looks like Oak Park Heights for him!

guyarneson
guyarneson

He use to hit on my sister when she lived in Young America 35 years ago. Damn time flies!  It looks like Oak Park Heights for him

scootergrrrl
scootergrrrl

ah. The man who nicknamed me Harley Mama in '91 when I first parked my HD in front of his bar. He had a smart, beautiful wife at the time but a girl dare not be alone with him in his bar, the Ringside in Hamburg, MN. The the perverted side of him would come crawling out of its hole! yuk!

BigChief
BigChief

Buck in BIG TROUBLE NOW! Boombox shut down for many moons!

JeffPassoltFOX9
JeffPassoltFOX9

@docketchmark I wonder if they broke his Boombox when they tackled him.. that always got him mad! Seriously, Justice for the victim.

Ross Liddle
Ross Liddle

Piece of crap. Sick people in this world.

crankyole
crankyole

@docketchmark he wont be getting out anytime soon. he should try and get the largest monster freak of a boyfriend otherwise he wont last lol

tlegler2k5
tlegler2k5

Dear, dear Girl, I commend you for finding the courage to come out and fight for this win after such a very, very long time.  What happened to you was not right, not fair, and not your fault.  My heart cries for your pain and confusion and I pray you are getting the assistance, counseling and support you'll so desperately need to help emerge even further from the hell you escaped!  You did an amazing thing and justice will be served - now focus on your healing.  We are pulling for you!!!

Kelly Schmidtbauer
Kelly Schmidtbauer

I used to watch him on Sundays with my Brothers back in the day & I thought he was cute......Totally unbelievable & disgusting!!!

Kent Hootman
Kent Hootman

Too bad for him, if he were a priest, he'd just be transferred

Ryan Korkowski
Ryan Korkowski

He used to go to the Cyrus bar wearing speedos...

Tammey Molinaro
Tammey Molinaro

time flies i remember this guy from back when i use to watch wrestling with my gpa and go to the matches....what a disgusting POS.....

PWT55
PWT55

He was convicted of criminal sexual conduct in 1989. Did he serve any time then? He sexually molests his daughter from 1999 to 2011. The daughter was 26 in 2011. Why on earth would she live with him for 8 more yrs after she became an adult and allow herself to still be sexually abused by her father?


I hope he is taken care of appropriately in prison. I don't think he'll be too long for this world and will rot in hell. And that is a good thing.


Chris Peden
Chris Peden

Now Tyrone or Bubba gets to sexual assault him for the rest of his life. When he poops it going to sound like a pop machine.

Charles Easton
Charles Easton

What a turd. He'll get plenty of lovin' from Bubba in D Block

Simon Rawls
Simon Rawls

I know. Sad he was a well known pro wrestler. Pretty popular too.

shadowboxer7373
shadowboxer7373

@PWT55 How about you not switch the situation around by blaming the victim. You don't know what she went through, or the hold this kind of abuse has on the victim.  


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