A Pippi Longstocking arrest Thursday has landed the 80s movie star Tami Erin (who played the titular redheaded lovable scamp) in hot water, after a neighbor phoned in what sounded like a domestic disturbance.
Not long before the star of Pippi Longstocking was arrested, Erin looked back on her career in a recent interview. Of getting the role, she said earlier this month:
“It was really phenomenal! … It was like getting on a rocket ship and shooting into the sky! And I haven’t gotten off the rocket ship, yet!”
Before her arrest, the Pippi Longstocking star explained how despite her relative recent anonymity, she still feels showbiz is her calling:
“This was something that I always knew I was meant to do … It was destiny for me. The way that doors kept opening for me, When I finally became a movie star, on some level it was like, ‘Exactly! Finally, I’m here!’ I wanted to be a movie star. A real movie star. My dream came true!”
But last week, Erin ran into some trouble with the law, and TMZ confirmed with local law enforcement that the Pippi Longstocking star had been apprehended by a neighbor after what may have been a domestic dispute:
“According to Walnut Creek PD in northern California, Erin was placed under citizen’s arrest by a neighbor who heard Erin and her male roommate arguing. Police say at some point, the roommate called out for help and that’s when the neighbor came rushing to the scene and placed Erin under arrest until police arrived.”
Erin was booked, charged with assault and released, but it isn’t clear whether the case will move forward — and the site reports that the male roommate involved had no visible injuries after the altercation.