Rick Springfield, arrested for drunk driving on May 1st, was apparently upset when he was told by police that his 1963 Chevrolet Corvette was going to be towed.  "If you tow my car, I will f---ing kill you and your family."  The car's estimated value is $200,000.

Ultimately, the threat was not taken seriously, and the arresting officer only used the word "belligerent" in the arrest report.

LA County Sheriff's Dept. spokesman Steve Whitmore tells TMZ, "It is rare when a drunk doesn't say something outlandish to police when they're arrested. I have no idea what went down with this one, I wasn't there, but drunks are notorious for saying stupid, outlandish things to law enforcement all the time. Law enforcement's job is to get them off the streets, because they're drunk."