British pop star Boy George blames his constant paranoia for causing his October (05) arrest on charges of cocaine possession and wasting police time. The former CULTURE CLUB star dodged a five-and-a-half-year prison sentence in March (06), following an incident which saw police seize 13 bags of cocaine from his New York City flat after he falsely reported a burglary. But the 44-year-old, real name GEORGE O'DOWD, escaped the charges with just five days' community service after explaining the drugs had been abandoned at his flat after a party, and pleading guilty to wasting police time. But he was terrified during his arrest, and is determined never to find himself in police custody again. He tells, "Getting arrested in America was always my worst fear, and when it happened, it was my fault. I think I was just paranoid."