On Friday, April 24, 2015 former Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson was arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly stabbing a man with a knife. According to police Jackson had fled the scene before authorities arrived. All those years of running on the beach on the hit TV show Babe-Watch, errr, Baywatch apparently has paid off!
While a stabbing is never a laughing matter, what was pretty funny was when the victim identified the assailant as "Hobie", Jackson's character on Baywatch. For better or worse celebrity recognition seems to stick to (maybe haunt) the stars of bad TV shows.
The day after the alleged attack police were called to the same neighborhood on reports of a "suspicious man" lurking around. And by suspicious they clearly meant a washed-up drug addict with violent tendencies. Lo and behold it turned out to be Jackson. So all in all the description was pretty accurate! Jackson was later arrested and released on bail the same day. To our surprise Jackson almost immediately came out with a story he told to our friends over at TMZ that the act was made in self-defense. Self-defense of what? Your failed career?
This is not, of course, Jackson's first run-in with the law. In 2005 he was busted for setting up a home meth lab. And he has continued to struggle with substance abuse for years. In 2011 he appeared on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew -- which can either be a really good sign or really BAD sign! Recently Jackson appeared on Celebrity Big Brother UK -- which is for sure ALWAYS a bad sign! Reality TV is usually one of the last stops in a failing career. But with a name like Jeremy Jackson and his good looks, maybe he has a future in porn? Only time will tell! Oh yeah... you see... he was kicked off of Big Brother UK for exposing cast-mate Chloe Goodman's boobs on live TV -- while under the influence of course. We mentioned a future in porn, right?
At the end of the day we don't know what's more embarrassing for Jackson, this story or this scene from Baywatch: