Why Did Barney Go To Jail & What Happened With Him?

Barney is a character that most of us know and love. He’s the purple dinosaur who taught children about basic math and vocabulary. But did you know the backstory behind Barney? In this blog post, we will explore the legal troubles that befell Barney and what ultimately happened to him. From copyright infringement to false advertising, read on to learn more about why Barney went to jail and what happened to him as a result.

How did Barney get caught?

Barney was caught because he was driving without a license. He had an expired license from Texas, but he was from Illinois and didn’t have a valid Illinois license. Barney admitted to the police that he wasn’t licensed to drive and gave them his Texas driver’s license so that they could take down his information.

Why did Barney go to jail?

Barney went to jail for drunk driving. He was stopped for speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol. The police officer saw that Barney had bloodshot eyes, a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, and was clearly impaired. The officer arrested him and took him to the police station. At the station, Barney refused to take a Breathalyzer test. The officer decided to book him into jail because of his refusal to take a Breathalyzer test and his evident intoxication. Barney will likely face criminal charges based on the evidence that was gathered at the scene.

What was Barney convicted of?

Barney was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to 2 years in prison. At the time of his arrest, he had been working as the finance director for a local school district. After his conviction, he was released from jail on parole and is currently living in a halfway house.

How did Barney’s case go to trial?

Barney’s case went to trial in late December of 2013. The main witnesses were Barney, his mother and his stepfather. Barney’s stepfather testified that he had been the one who had hit Barney with a toy truck, not his mother. His mother testified that she had not hit Barney with a toy truck, but instead she had thrown the toy truck at him after he threw a temper tantrum. She also testified that she had only been screaming at him because he was being so disruptive and was scaring her daughter. The jury found her guilty of misdemeanor child endangerment, which is a lesser charge than child abuse. Barney was sentenced to three months in jail, which was suspended pending good behavior.

What were the consequences of Barney’s conviction?

Barney was convicted of stalking and violating a restraining order. The consequences of his conviction were:

1 Barney was sentenced to six months in jail and five years’ probation

2 He was required to attend a stalking awareness class

3 He was banned from contacting the victim

4 He was ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution

What happened to Barney after he was released from prison?

Since being released from prison, Barney has been living a humble life. He’s been staying with his friends Jane and Jerry, who have been helping him adjust to life outside of prison. In spite of the troubles he faced in prison, Barney is now trying to make up for all the bad things he done.


Barney is a popular character on the TV show “Sesame Street.” What many people don’t know is that Barney was originally designed as an educational tool to help teach children about drug addiction. However, due to the success of the show and its references to drugs and crime, Barney eventually ended up in jail. The reason for this is still unknown, but it’s possible that ratings were too high for PBS to risk removing him from the air. In any case, we’re left with one hilarious tale of a naughty Muppet gone wrong!

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