Screech Is Going To Jail
It’s not too often that I think to myself “Gee, I’d sure like to watch that ‘Ernest Goes To Jail’ movie again!” In fact, it is basically never. But here we are, as it is all I can think about upon hearing the news that Dustin Diamond, aka Screech, is about to go to prison for four months for stabbing a dude in a bar fight a while back. Because that is basically what I assume it will be like.
Dustin Diamond, who played the nerdy Screech in the early 1990s U.S. television sitcom “Saved by the Bell,” was sentenced on Thursday to four months in jail for a Christmas night barroom stabbing in a Milwaukee suburb.
Jurors convicted Diamond, 38, on May 29 of carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly conduct in the incident in which he was accused of stabbing a man with a switchblade knife. He was acquitted of a charge of felony recklessly endangering public safety.
Diamond’s fiancée, Amanda Schutz, 27, was accused of pushing a woman who was harassing her and Diamond on Christmas night at the Grand Avenue Saloon in Port Washington, Wisconsin, north of Milwaukee.
Police said Diamond stabbed a man with a switchblade knife during the ensuing fight, causing a non-life-threatening wound. Diamond said he pulled the knife to defend himself and Schutz.
What a world we live in, eh?