Matthew Fox's Arrest Prompts Internet Jokes, Career Advice and Conspiracy Theories

5:48 PM PST 08/29/2011 by Patrick Kevin Day
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Reactions from "Lost" fans are varied, but the Island is never far from their thoughts.

Former Lost star Matthew Fox's arrest in Cleveland for allegedly punching a female bus driver in the chest and stomach sent fans of the ABC series online to express confusion, impart career advice and make quite a few Lost jokes at the actor's expense.

At Dark UFO, one of the most active Lost fan websites during the series' run, comments ranged from the absurd (Christopher Hopkins wrote "Going down-hill since the Island… 'We have to go BACK!'") to the concerned. A commenter named WiseOldMother wrote, "Matthew Fox sounds like he is overworked and in need of a break back home in Wyoming. I'm not sure what was going on in Cleveland but maybe some of these crazy guy characters he has been doing lately are starting to 'bleed' through into his personal life!!"

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Meanwhile, at The Lost Forum, fans of the tricky and twist-filled show reacted in a way totally in sync with their TV tastes. Commenter LovebirdsJATE wrote, "I saw this and I just don't know what to think. I don't want to believe it, but how could it not be true? A look a-like? A big hoax???"

The reaction tended toward humor on Twitter, where Conan writer Rob Kutner wrote that he told police, "'I had to get back to the Island!'" ("We have to go back!" was a fan-favorite catch-phrase after Fox said in the series' third season finale.)

Similarly, Daniel Tuch, a writer's assistant for the USA series Burn Notice tweeted, "Apparently she ignored his plea of 'We have to go back!'"

Cleveland resident MaryLeeS had her own theory on Twitter, speculating, "Maybe he thought she was the smoke monster?"

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