Screech Jailed on Christmas for Brandishing an Automatic Switchblade Knife

It wasn’t a very jolly Christmas for Saved By The Bell alum Dustin Diamond.

On Thursday the actor – who played Screech on the popular nineties series – was arrested on charges of endangering someone’s life after brandishing a switchblade, reckless endangerment and carrying a concealed weapon during a bar fight, TMZ reported. 

The 37-year-old was taken into custody in the early hours in Wisconsin. 

According to the website, the actor was involved in a bar fight.

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 website reported.

After the couple exited the establishment, things escalated when Dustin’s wife reportedly pushed the woman, TMZ added. That is when the actor pulled out a knife, it was claimed.

The couple who Dustin argued with then fled before authorities arrived, according to the report.

He has not paid his $1,000 bond for release from a Ozaukee County jail, it was revealed by the site.

According to state regulations, owning a switchblade or any ‘blade which opens by pressing a button, spring or other device in the handle’ is against the law.

The star looked exhausted in his mug shot.

Diamond is a former child actor who got his start on Saved By The Bell.

The ensemble – that aired from 1989 to 1993 – was a massive success with the teen audience and also starred Elizabeth Berkley, Mario Lopez, Lark Voorhies and Tiffani Thiessen. Leah Remini and Tori Spelling also appeared on the series.

He also appeared on the spinoff Saved By The Bell: The College Years, which was canceled after one season.

In 2006 he released the sex tape Screeched – Saved By The Smell. Later he told Oprah that he used a stunt double for the tape.

Dustin has been working in reality TV more recently.

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.

Diamond revealed in a 2012 interview that he has been married since 2009. He resides in Port Washington, Wisconsin.

In November he looked to be in good spirits as he co-hosted the Saved By The XIV party at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

On Tuesday, Diamond made a return to Bayside High School in a parody segment for truTV’s Friends Of The People, where the actor performed the role of a high school principal.

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