Published Aug 12, 2008Mark Hoppus, best known as Blink 182's former bassist/vocalist and currently playing in +44, has reportedly sued a family business who he alleges stole money he provided as an investment that aimed at installing automated checkout machines at McDonald's.
The lawsuit was filed in San Diego Superior Court and names the father-son duo of Ed and Jeff Mitchell and their company Missicom LLC as defendants. Hoppus claims that not only did they take his money, but that they also don't have any contracts to install automated checkout machines at McDonald's or any other place of business.
Hoppus says he invested $600,000 in the company in October 2003 and that the company raised over $3 million from other well-known public figures, including Hoppus' former Blink bandmates, Tom Delonge and Travis Barker, as well as PGA golfer Phil Mickelson.
The trial is set for September 8, with Hoppus seeking unspecified damages. There is no word on whether he is also suing the members of +44, for what may have been an equally poor investment.
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