“Baywatch” alum, actor Jeremy Jackson who portrayed Hobie Buchannon, the son of David Hasselhoff’s character Mitch Buchannon, on the popular TV show from 1991 – 1999, was arrested in Los Angeles on Saturday following some very strange circumstances which include him allegedly stabbing a man, a stabbing that Jackson claimed was in self-defense, according to an April 28 report from Fox News. The stabbing was reported to have taken place on Friday in the Westlake area of Los Angeles; but police didn’t catch up with the former Baywatch actor until the next day as Jackson fled the scene following the stabbing.
The unidentified victim was said to have suffered stab wounds to his upper torso area. When deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department asked the victim to try and identify his attacker, the victim replied “Hobie,” according to Fox.
The day following the stabbing, police received a call regarding a suspicious character walking through the Westlake neighborhood. When deputies arrived on the scene, that suspicious character turned out to be the actor that once played Hobie; and the cops nailed him after he allegedly broke into an Airbnb, defined by Investopdia as ”an online community marketplace that connects people looking to rent their homes with people who are looking for accommodations.” Deputies took Jackson into custody only to hear a very bizarre story unfold.
Jackson confessed to stabbing the man, but said it was in self-defense and “in the midst of a wild party,” according to TMZ. Jackson said that he rented the Airbnb to host a party along with some female acquaintances. But when the party was in full swing, Jackson said that some guy arrived, beat him up and robbed him of $2,300.
This is where it gets bizarre. Jeremy says one of the women said she knew a guy who could help him get the money back, so Jeremy told her to get him over STAT. He says the guy showed up but then turned on him and tried robbing him as well. ~ per TMZ
Jackson said he pulled out his buck knife when his alleged robber pulled out a gun, hence the self-defense part of his story. Jackson said that after he stabbed the guy several times in his upper torso and arms, the guy dropped the gun and ran off. Jackson identified his would be robber as a “gangbanger with a clown tattoo on his face,” according to TMZ.
Jackson was released on bail the same day of his arrest. For more on Jackson’s arrest, see the video accompanying this article.