Actor Jeremy London, who played Griffin Holbrook on the FOX series Party of Five and Chandler Hampton on 7th Heaven, was changing a flat tire on North Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Beach, California last Thursday when two men offered to assist. After getting the tire changed, the men used a small handgun to force London to take them on a joy ride!
“He told officers (during the kidnapping) that he was forced to smoke dope and then purchase booze and hand it out in a gang area of Palm Springs,” Sergeant Steve Douglas, from Palm Springs Police Department, told RadarOnline.com.
London managed to somehow elude his captors at 3 AM the next morning. (The details are probably a little fuzzy for everyone involved.) His car was was later found in a Palm Springs neighborhood where one of the kidnappers lived.
“By chance, an officer saw the man and two subjects and thought, ‘That’s nice of them, to stop and help someone change their tire,'” said Sergeant Douglas.
“That helped one of our officers to be able to identify the suspects later on.”
The shocking incident is just the latest in a string of unpleasant events for London, 37. He admitted to People in April that he had admitted himself to rehab for drug abuse problems in September of last year and is currently going through a divorce with wife Melissa Cunningham. The couple shares a son, three-year-old Lyrik.
London and his wife Melissa Cunningham in 2009.
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