Jason London arrested for assault - see details, mug shot (Photo)
Actor Jason London, known for roles in films such as the 1993 movie "Dazed and Confused," was arrested this past weekend in Arizona on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct in a bizarre incident that cops say took place after a nightclub confrontation and later saw him use a patrol car as a toilet.
The 40-year-old addressed the matter on Twitter on Tuesday, January 29, giving his recollection of the events, which do not match a police report.
"I got jumped by three 250 pound bouncers," he said. "They knocked me out and beat me for several minutes. I would never say or do the crap they are reporting. Have faith in me. The truth will come out and you will see."
"Some guy thought I was hitting on his girl and had me jumped," he said. "My wife was in the next room, had no idea what even happened. I hate Arizona. Wait till you see the real pictures. I have a right orbital fracture and sinus fracture. The truth will win."
According to a police report obtained by OTRC.com, cops found the actor outside of the Martini Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona on Sunday, January 27, smelling of alcohol and slurring his words. A witness told them London had "sneezed all over" a man and when asked to apologize, the actor "cold-clocked" him "using his right closed fist." Bouncers then escorted London out.
Police said the actor, who suffered facial bruising, did not cooperate with paramedics, cursed at them and "pushed through" them. When a cop tried to stop London from continuing, the actor allegedly "became aggressive" and started to push the officer away, prompting him to "deliver a knee strike to the outer part of London's right thigh and seat him on the ground."
London refused medical treatment and also refused to sign a form stating such, the report said. He cursed at the officers when asked what occurred earlier in the evening and had trouble maintaining his balance.
Officers handcuffed and arrested the actor just after midnight for assault and disorderly conduct. He was then placed in the back of a patrol car, where he continued to curse, used a homophobic slur and then defecated in his pants, the police report said.
After cops read him his Miranda warnings at a jail, the actor continued to refuse to cooperate, hurled more expletives and stated: "I'm a famous actor ... I [expletive] own your sorry [expletive]."
Police say they called his wife Sophia around 9:30 p.m. on Monday. The report quotes her as saying that she knows he behaves badly while intoxicated and that he would never assault anyone on purpose, adding that she spoke with him after the arrest and that he had no recollection of the incident, which she says took place after she left the club to return to their hotel.
London, she told the cops, "would never do anything to hurt anyone."