Dustin Diamond Charged with Misdemeanor on Christmas
Growing up as a kid in the 90s, I remember turning on TBS every morning while getting ready for school and seeing reruns of the popular show “Saved By the Bell”. If you were like me, you did too. Remember how adorable the character of Screech was? Well, fast forward twenty something years later and the actor who played him, Dustin Diamond, is definitely not so sweet and innocent anymore.
Diamond was arrested and charged in Port Washington, Wisconsin last Thursday, Christmas Day, for allegedly stabbing a man during a confrontation in a bar. The 37-year-old star was detained late that night and then booked in a jail on a $1,000 bond the next morning. That following afternoon, he showed up in court where he was faced with charges of second-degree recklessly endangering the safety of another person, carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct and use of a dangerous weapon. Each of these charges are misdemeanors.
According to a statement from a policeman out of the Port Washington Police Department, “At approximately 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 25, 2014, the Port Washington Police Department responded to the Grand Ave. Saloon for reports of a stabbing. Evidence quickly gathered at the scene indicates a male, age 37, had stabbed another male patron and left the bar in a white SUV with his 27-year-old girlfriend. Officers quickly located the suspect vehicle and suspects and took both into custody. Further investigation revealed the suspects were in the Grand Ave Saloon where an altercation took place. The altercation escalated to the point where a victim was stabbed by the 37-year-old suspect. The knife was recovered in his vehicle. The victim suffered not life threatening wounds, has been treated, and is recovering at home.”
Normally I would say I’m shocked because come on, it’s Screech we’re talking about here, but Diamond is such a trainwreck. This guy is one disaster after the next that nothing surprises me with him. It’s really a shame to see what has happened to him since his “Saved by the Bell” days.
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