PORT WASHINGTON, Wis., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Police in Wisconsin confirmed that Dustin Diamond, the actor who played Screech on Saved by the Bell, was arrested for possession of a switchblade.
The Ozaukee County Sheriff's Department confirmed Port Washington resident Diamond, 37, was arrested early Friday on charges of recklessly endangering safety, possession of a switchblade knife and carrying a concealed weapon.
TMZ reported the arrest stemmed from an argument Diamond and his girlfriend had with another couple they accused of taking pictures of them from across the bar. The bar owner reportedly said the confrontation became physical between the two women before the other couple left.
Diamond, who played Samuel "Screech" Powers in the popular TV series from the 1990s, was jailed in lieu of $1,000 bond.