Armed bandits abducted and robbed Party of Five star Jeremy London and forced him to smoke drugs during a harrowing five hour ordeal in Palm Springs, California, police have revealed to RadarOnline.com.
London, 37, was attempting to change a flat tire on his vehicle when a man stopped to help him, outside the Bahama Hotel & Apartments on North Palm Canyon Drive, late on the evening of Thursday, June 10.
Sergeant Steve Douglas, from Palm Springs Police Department, told RadarOnline.com the kidnapper forcibly took London — who played Griffin Holbrook on the hit FOX series Party of Five and Chandler Hampton on 7th Heaven — and drove him around in his own vehicle, while terrorizing him at gun point.
The suspect had a small hand gun, police said.
RadarOnline.com has learned the suspect’s name is Brandon Adams. He’s been charged with several felonies, including kidnapping for ransom with injury, strong arm robbery, carjacking, receiving stolen property, and taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent. Adams is scheduled to be back in court on June 24th. He remains in custody with bail set at slightly more than a half million dollars.
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.
The kidnapping came after a torrid period for the actor, who has admitted to a drug abuse problem.
In April, London told People he went to a rehabilitation center, last September, to face his battle with prescription pills.
“There were times I didn’t care if I died,” he said. “I felt like I was losing everything.”
London was arrested in the spring of 2004 for allegedly driving with a suspended license and for carrying controlled substances.
He is currently going through a divorce from actress Melissa Cunningham, whom he married in September 2006.
The couple has a son, Lyrik, 3.
“Jeremy said it was a terrorizing experience,” a source close to the Hollywood actor told RadarOnline.com, of the dramatic kidnapping incident.
“He spent hours thinking he was going to die and he did what he had to do not to end up shot or dead.”
Jeremy has a twin brother Jason who is also an actor.