Antwuan Dixon

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Antwuan Willis "Big Kandy" Dixon (born August 19, 1988)[1] is a professional skateboarder. Dixon was alternately featured in the Baker Skateboards video Baker Has a Deathwish. Antwuans sponsors include DOG Skateboards, Dummy Wheels, Shake Junt, and Transitions Skateshop. Deathwish was his former deck sponsor.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Born in Victorville, California and raised in Carson, Dixon received his first skateboard from his older brother who had stolen it from a kid, while hanging out at a local recreational park.[2]

On March 22, 2008, Antwuan Dixon was arrested by Tampa police on charges stemming from possession of marijuana (less than 20 grams) and cocaine with the intent to sell, as well as the battery of 3 law enforcement officers. Dixon was irrevocably held on $4,000 dollars bond, which was subsequently paid for his immediate release.[1]

In an interview for Skateboardermag, Dixon spoke on the incident:

Ah, man, some crazy shit happened at Tampa! I was just over there chilling, smoking, and I'm chilling outside paying for that tatoo [sic] dude and this girl to get in. Then, all of a sudden, this girl's like, "Antwuan, you wanna go smoke?" So we go and we're about to smoke these blunts, then this truck rolls up and it's undercover cops. They just jumped out. Then, this lady had seen I had a big-ass bag of weed and shit. She'd seen my money and thought I was a drug dealer from out there. They were talking about seizing my money, and I was like, "I don't know what that means," and they're, like, "We're basically gonna take your money when we leave here," and I'm, like, "Hell no!" I'm sitting there being handcuffed and shit, so I got up and grabbed my wallet and then I held it. Then me and the cops started fighting for a little bit I guess. I don't know, I was pretty faded. I don't remember. Next thing you know, I end up in jail in Florida with all these batteries against police officers. Now I got to go to court and stuff all the time...[3]

In 2013, Dixon received a three year jail sentence after violating his probation, and was charged with battery, vandalism, and child endangerment after an argument at a convenience store escalated to violence. Dixon gave details in an interview with Thrasher Magazine during his jail sentence:

Why am I in jail? Ah, man, for violating a three-year joint suspension. They gave me three years. The original case was, some fool at 7-11 being racist, I socked him a couple times. Spit in his face and he’s still talking shit. Walking outside, boom, boom, boom. I bought what I was going to buy and go outside. Mind you, this dude had kids with him. He put his kids in the car. I’m a little faded or whatever, so I don’t give a fuck. He keeps talking shit so I grab my board and start breaking his windows of his car. And his kids are in the car so they gave me battery, five counts of battery, vandalism and child endangerment. So you know, I violated the probation I was offered in this case. I had a three-year joint suspension, which is why I’m here now.[4]

Dixon served his sentence and is now living in Los Angeles.

September 13, 2016 - Antwuan was taken back into custody. Charges are pending.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Antwuan Dixon Charge Report". Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Archived from the original on 18 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  2. ^ Serund, Christian. "Antwuan Dixon Interviews". Skateboardermag.com. Archived from the original on 5 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  3. ^ Serund, Christian. "Antwuan Dixon Interviews". Skateboardermag.com. Archived from the original on 5 October 2008. Retrieved 10-09-2008.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ "Thrasher Magazine - Antwuan Dixon Interview". Retrieved 2016-07-18. 

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