'Dazed and Confused' actor arrested in Arizona

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by JASON VOLENTINE / AZFAMILY.COM

AZFAMILY.com

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 2:54 PM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Actor Jason London, most famous for his role in the 1993 Austin-based hit movie "Dazed and Confused," was arrested in Scottsdale over the weekend according to an arrest report obtained by 3TV.

The 40-year-old actor looked dazed and confused in a mug shot taken after his Sunday arrest. He appears with a swollen face and black and blue eye.

According to the arrest report, London was at the Martini Ranch when he sneezed in a bouncer's face. The bouncer told police he thought it was a deliberate act and asked twice for an apology.  That, according to the bouncer, is when London “cold cocked” him.

London was tossed from the bar kicking and screaming. Bouncers told police they had to use force in order to defend themselves, leading to London’s injuries.

Officers reported that paramedics tried to help the highly-intoxicated London. 

However, he was subdued and arrested when police said he shoved two of the paramedics out of his way and started to also push an officer.

The officer said he asked for London’s side of the story but instead London replied with a string of expletives. 

The officer decided not to ask any more questions and put London in the back of a squad car to be taken to jail.  However, during the ride according to the police report, London again began berating the police officer, including the use of one homophobic slur.

“I’m rich and I’m a...famous actor!” the arrest report quotes London as saying. 

London took to Twitter on Tuesday to say that none of the story is true.

He also added that a man who thought London was checking out his girlfriend had him “jumped.”  He further tweeted that he was jumped by three 250-pound bouncers. 

"They knocked me out and beat me for several minutes," he wrote.

He also said the truth will win and asked fans to be patient with the story.

London faces assault charges.

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