Dustin Diamond Allegedly Threatened To Stab Someone For Refusing A Smirnoff Ice ‘Icing’

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03.19.15 16 Comments
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Remember back on Christmas last year when Dustin Diamond was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, and we later discovered that he allegedly stabbed someone at a bar with that concealed weapon? Well! The fun didn’t start there, apparently, because according to new testimony that Diamond’s lawyer is trying to exclude from trial (for obvious reasons), Diamond and his fiance were patronizing yet another bar prior to the stabbing incident, and at this other bar, he allegedly threatened to — you guessed it — stab someone.

But that’s only half of the beauty of the story. The reason why he allegedly threatened to stab someone earlier that night was for refusing to drink a Smirnoff Ice. See, there was an actual thing called “icing” where you creatively pranked someone by presenting them with a bottle of Smirnoff Ice and then told them “you’ve been iced.” That person then had to drink the Smirnoff Ice. It’s unclear if the person normally gets stabbed for not drinking the Smirnoff Ice.

According to the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, the whole thing went down like this:

According to [Ozaukee County District Attorney Adam] Gerol’s motion, Paul Rogers and his brothers were watching a basketball game at The Patio Bar & Grill on Dec. 25 when Diamond, 37, came up to one of the brothers with a bottle of Smirnoff Ice and announced, “You’ve been iced. Get on your knees and drink this.”

The man declined but Diamond persisted, until Rogers told him to back off.

A few minutes later, according to Rogers, Schutz approached his brother and said, “Just drink it.”

Again the man refused, allegedly prompting Diamond to walk to the middle of the bar and say words to the effect of, “Don’t make me stab someone on Christmas.” Rogers says he and his brothers thought Diamond had a knife, though they did not see one. They decided to leave the bar.

Chekhov’s gun, meet Screech’s switchblade. If Dustin Diamond says he’s going to stab someone in the first act, he’s definitely going to stab someone by the third act. Allegedly.

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