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.

Via Reuters:

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?