In a tale that mimics a subplot on a later season of the show Six Feet Under, actor Jeremy London was reportedly kidnapped while attempting to change a flat tire and forced to “smoke drugs” by his captor.
The strange incident occurred last Thursday in Palm Springs, California. London, 37, who starred in Party of Five and 7th Heaven, was approached during his tire change outside the Bahama Hotel Apartments on North Palm Canyon Drive late on June 10th. The actor was reportedly detained by the suspect for a “harrowing” five hours, during which London was made to drive his own vehicle around the area and perform a series of strange acts. London finally managed to escape early the next morning, and recounted the evening’s events to police:
Somehow a stunned London managed to escape at around 3 o’clock the next morning, the officer added.
“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 Douglas told RadarOnline.com, in an exclusive interview.
Sergeant Douglas said London was forced to smoke “dope” — crack cocaine or amphetamines.
London’s car was later found in a notorious neighborhood of Palm Springs where the kidnapper lived.
London who is currently in the midst of a divorce from actress Melissa Cunningham, has had his own struggles with drugs in the past, including a 2004 arrest for “carrying a controlled substance.” Police have arrested a man named Brandon Adams for several felonies, including kidnapping for ransom with injury, strong arm robbery, carjacking, receiving stolen property, and taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent