It seems that a good amount of people wanna know what happened to the whole “Save Screech” T-shirt campaign from the beginning of this summer. My original blog post about it is still getting regular comments, from angry (“Here is a little advise: Big trucking companies will even give you paid training. The bottom line, get a job!”), to sympathetic (“NO ONE here would ever want to lose their home… especially not their first home.. especially not like that.”), to just curious (“It’s now August – Screech should be homeless by now. Or is he? Let us know!!!”). Check out the original blog, for the ongoing discussion. But, now, E! is reporting that Screech (a.k.a. Dustin Diamond) was recently mugged by a woman in an Omaha hotel room. Here’s a piece of the full story:
“Diamond managed to call 911 and the hotel security. He said he tried to ‘give her a house shirt to make her go away,’ referring to the T-shirts he’s been hawking to save his Wisconsin home. Then, he said, “she grabs my PlayStation Portable games, said, ‘This will have to do,’ and goes running out the door.
‘I’m a big gamer and you don’t mess with the D-man’s videogames,’ he said. Diamond, an alum of Celebrity Boxing 2, said he tried to stop her but she yelled, ‘Rape!’ and ‘Help me!’
‘I’m thinking great, this is all I need,’ Diamond said.
The actor said he managed to recover his games as police arrived. He and the woman both gave statements to police; he was allowed to leave to catch his flight. A spokeswoman for the Omaha Police Department said no charges have been filed and called the incident ‘a case of he said, she said.'”
Some random girl trying to “mug” you at 4 a.m. in your hotel room? Sounds a bit… sketchy, Screech.
Thanks to Jarod, for the tip.