The Jeremy London Kidnapping Case Gets More Twisted
Wow. The more we hear about Jeremy London’s alleged kidnapping, the stranger and stranger the whole thing seems. Here’s what we’ve learned since the initial report: everything went down when Jeremy and his on-again-off-again wife, Melissa London, decided to go for a (romantic?) dinner at Jack in the Box. When they came out, they had a flat tire. Two dudes helped them change it, and then asked for a ride home. Jeremy obliged, but dropped Melissa off first because she felt uncomfortable. That’s when things supposedly got crazy. After Melissa got out of the car, one of the men allegedly pulled out a gun and held it to Jeremy’s head. They supposedly robbed him of an envelope full of cash, and forced him to drive around for 12 hours, threatening to find his three-year-old son, Lyrik, if he didn’t comply. They made him buy alcohol and drop it off with other friends. At one point, they tried to force Jeremy into the trunk, but he talked them out of it. Jeremy claims they did, however, force him to smoke an unidentified drug, screaming, ““Hit this! Hit this or I’m gonna kill you!” Eventually, the men had him drive to one of their sisters’ houses, who helped Jeremy escape. Near the end of the ordeal, the kidnappers supposedly said, “We were just kidding with you.”
Nearly everyone, including us, thought this story sounded highly suspect at first—like Jeremy’s way of explaining away drug use since he’s required to submit to testing to get back custody of his son. So now Melissa has come forward to back up Jeremy’s story. “Police told us this is the new thing to do down here,” she said. “Rob people at gunpoint and make them do drugs so they won’t be reliable witnesses. It’s happening more and more. I can tell you that Jeremy was scared for his life. He’s still scared.”
However, none of this makes any sense. There’s still the issue of why anyone qouls waste their valuable drugs on some person they kidnapped? And, uh, if Melissa knew Jeremy was dropping these two guys off who she felt uncomfortable with, why would she not have called the police when he didn’t come home for 12 hours? Not to mention—why would these kidnappers bring Jeremy to their family and friends’ homes, locations he could easily have found and identified them through? But then again, if this were a cover story, why would Jeremy and Melissa have made the tale this insanely complicated and unbelievable?
One man is currently in jail for the alleged kidnapping, being held on $500,000 bail. But the other two suspects are still at large. “I’m so scared to press charges,” Jeremy wrote on his Facebook page last week. “They kept saying they knew where my son lived and they’s [sic] strait [sic] for him first.”
What do you think of this mess?