Hey, remember that story about Dustin Diamond a.k.a. Screech from Saved By The Bell getting arrested on Christmas Day for first-degree recklessly endangering safety and carrying a concealed weapon? That weird accidentally stabbing incident caused him to get cast out of Jimmy Fallon’s Saved By The Bell reunion. It gets even worse: According to testimony introduced today by the D.A. in Wisconsin, Dustin Diamond allegedly threatened someone earlier that evening when a group rejected his attempt at “icing” them with a Smirnoff Ice at another bar.
ZOINKS! You’re about five years too late on that trend there, Screech.
Via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
According to Gerol’s motion, Paul Rogers and his brothers were watching a basketball game at The Patio Bar & Grill on Dec. 25 when Diamond, 37, came up to one of the brothers with a bottle of Smirnoff Ice and announced, “You’ve been iced. Get on your knees and drink this.”
The man declined but Diamond persisted, until Rogers told him to back off.
A few minutes later, according to Rogers, Schutz approached his brother and said, “Just drink it.”
Again the man refused, allegedly prompting Diamond to walk to the middle of the bar and say words to the effect of, “Don’t make me stab someone on Christmas.” Rogers says he and his brothers thought Diamond had a knife, though they did not see one. They decided to leave the bar.
The bartender and video corroborate that Diamond approached the brothers about drinking a Smirnoff Ice they didn’t want, according to the motion.
Absolutely blows my mind that all of Dustin Diamond’s current legal troubles may have stemmed from him trying to take a defibrillator to the corpse of a drinking trend that’s been dead for five years. That’s such a classic Screech move. Icing has been dead for so long that it’s almost like he was playing a real hipster card in trying to bring it back out of nostalgia.
RIP, Bros Icing Bros. You were a fun wave to ride while you lasted… five years ago.