“Hit this! Hit this or I’m gonna kill you!”
A kidnapper held a gun to Jeremy London’s head and said those words, forcing the Mallrats star to smoke some type of drugs, according to what the actor later told police.
RadarOnline.com discovered those exclusive new details – and more – in an investigation into London’s story, a bizarre tale that has left one man behind bars and many openly doubting the actor’s version of events.
RadarOnline.com broke the story that the former Party of Five and Seventh Heaven star told Palm Springs, California, police he was forced to smoke drugs while kidnapped in his own rental car on June 10.
Now sources close to the case have filled in the rest of the details of what London told police.
Radaronline.com also learned exclusively that police are searching for two more men allegedly involved in the situation, one of whom goes by the street name “Little N.”
The situation unfolded with Jeremy and Melissa deciding to go out to eat.
“Jeremy was with his wife Melissa and they went to Jack in the Box for food,” a source close to the investigation told RadarOnline.com exclusively. “They came back to the car and a tire was flat.
“Three men offered to help them change it and did. They asked for a ride home and Jeremy said ok.”
But as RadarOnline.com was first to report, the alleged kidnappers then gave Melissa a ride home! RadarOnline.com also learned that the Jack in the Box where Melissa and Jeremy went is located in a known drug area.
“Melissa didn’t feel comfortable in the car,” said the source. “She said the men were making her uncomfortable and she wanted out of the situation.”
Jeremy was driving and took her home. No one objected and there was no trouble.
“Jeremy then went to give the men a ride home,” he told police. “They lived nearby.”
The actor later told police: That’s when one of the guys pulled out a gun and held it to his head. They were telling him as they put the pipe to his lips, ‘Hit that! Hit that mother (bleeper)! Hit it or I’m gonna kill you!’
“He did. He was scared.”
That’s what he told police.
It is unclear what type of drug he was allegedly forced to smoke but that scenario has left many people skeptical. One neighbor and friend of Brandon Adams, who was arrested in connection with the crime, told RadarOnline.com that Brandon would share his drugs but wouldn’t force anyone to smoke them!
Another source says that Adams was in the back of the car and it was the other two men who had the gun and forced London to smoke, according to the actor’s story.
London told police that as the approximately 12-hour ordeal continued, the alleged kidnappers relaxed and told Jeremy, “We were just kidding with you.” He then asked them to give him back money they took from him and they refused.
Also adding a significant element to the story is the fact that London is undergoing drug testing in connection with custody of his son. He has battled a drug problem previously, been in rehab, and RadarOnline.com learned exclusively the actor lost custody of his son because of his drug problem.
The kidnappers drove London around for hours, he told police. They forced him to buy alcohol and give it away.
“Early during the ordeal they tried to force him into the trunk but he didn’t want to go and somehow convinced them,” the source told RadarOnline.com.
Jeremy was driving a car he rented from Hertz, RadarOnline.com learned. He had an envelope of money with him and claims he was robbed.
Eventually they ended up at the apartment of a sister of one of the men. She helped London escape, according to a source close to the actor.
Another source told RadarOnline.com that Melissa left her cell phone in the car. But it is unclear why she didn’t call police or take any action when Jeremy was gone for so many hours. Their marriage has been up and down, but during the days preceding the event they had been staying together at the house she rents.
That source, not connected to law enforcement, claims that Adams has partially confessed to the crime. But Adams had pleaded not guilty and there is no record of a confession. He is currently in jail with bail set at $500,000.
London’s story raises many questions including:
- Why would kidnappers force someone to smoke drugs?
- Why didn’t Melissa call police when her husband didn’t return home for hours?
- Did London smoke drugs voluntarily, know he was going to have a dirty drug test, and invent parts of this tale?
RadarOnline.com’s investigation discovered that Jeremy’s life is a mess. He is broke, trying to regain custody of his son, and a warrant is out for his arrest for failure to appear for a traffic offense. The warrant was issued on March 23. He had been driving on a suspended license.
His dark blue Land Rover has been parked at a Palm Springs Ramada Inn since Thursday and the registration has lapsed. London told one person the money he had when robbed was to get his car registered again and clear up his driving problems.
He also told a friend that the kidnappers threatened his son, who was not with him. RadarOnline.com learned that there was a baby seat and some clothing belonging to his son in the rental car during the alleged incident.
London and Melissa have had an on-again, off-again relationship and he had been staying with her during the days leading up to this incident. Melissa also has a drug problem and lives in a rented house.
Jeremy was asked to stop coming around so often and moved into the Ramada Inn temporarily. Sources at the scene say Jeremy and Melissa often stay up most of the night and sleep all day.