Correction: He was arrested for attempted rape and is a registered sex offender In addition, he is a three-time thief, who got out on parole.
GARY FROM CHICAGO JUST OUT OF PRISON SERVING 22-YEAR TERM FOR RAPE---ENDS UP ON OSCAR SHOW
"Gary from Chicago" -- the tourist who stole the show at the Oscars -- was released from prison 3 days before he was hanging out with Denzel Washington and kissing Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman.
Gary Alan Coe did 20 years in the California prison system ... according to WLS TV, and just got out last week. Gary reportedly was in for committing multiple felonies -- he wasn't more specific about his crimes, but said he met his fiancee, Vickie, while in the pen.
Even though Gary and Vickie live in California now, he's a Chicago native and he's become the toast of the town. The Bulls offered him tickets and Gino's East wants to hook him up with free pizza.