Former “Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond (Screech) didn’t have a very Merry Christmas!
The actor was arrested on Christmas Day on charges of endangering someone’s life after brandishing a switchblade during a bar fight.
The 37-year-old was taken into custody in the early hours in Wisconsin.
The Celebrity Fit Club alum and his wife allegedly got into a dispute with another couple at the bar because they were being photographed.
The couple exited the establishment and things became physical when Dustin’s wife reportedly pushed the woman. Insiders said at that moment is when the actor pulled out the switchblade.
The other couple that the actor was arguing with took off before police arrived.
Diamond was taken to the Ozaukee County jail.
Wisconsin regulations state that owning a switchblade or any “blade which opens by pressing a button, spring or other device in the handle” is against the law.
Dustin Diamond appeared on the very popular series, Saved By the Bell”, from 1989 to 1993.
The show also starred Elizabeth Berkley, Mario Lopez, Lark Voorhies, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and Tiffani Thiessen.
Dustin later appeared on the spinoff Saved By The Bell: The College Years, which was canceled after one season.
In 2006, the actor released the sex tape Screeched – Saved By The Smell. He later admitted to Oprah Winfrey that he used a stunt double for the tape.
In recent years, Diamond has starred on reality television. He made an appearance in Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling in 2000, Celebrity Fit Club in 2007 and Celebrity Big Brother in 2013.
In 2009, Diamond published an inside story of the show’s cast and crew, from his point of view, titled Behind the Bell. His version did not go over well with other former cast members.
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