Seems like a bell cannot save Screech this time. Dustin Diamond, well-known actor from the 90s sitcom, was arrested on Christmas Day in port Washington, Wisconsin after allegedly stabbing a man during a bar altercation.
Arrested and booked on the national holiday, Dustin Diamond was later released on a $10,000 bond the next morning. The 37-year-old actor is not a stranger to the courtroom, appearing on different charges ranging from: reckless endangerment, carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct and use of a dangerous weapon. Let’s just add stabbing to the list!
The Port Washington Police Department released a statement about the incident explaining the altercation:
“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.”
According to TMZ, the knife was in Diamond’s vehicle. Obviously, Diamond claimed self-defense.
Diamond was there with his girlfriend, who was also charged with disorderly conduct, who both left the scene after the altercation. The victim who was stabbed wasn’t seriously wounded and is fortunately still alive.
Talk about one eventful Christmas!