As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported local Utah business man Jarrod Clarke posted bail for troubled actor Gary Coleman following his arrest for an outstanding warrant, enabling his release from Utah jail last Monday.
In an exclusive interview Clarke told RadarOnline.com that although he had never met the Different Strokes star he posted the $1,725 bail as he felt sorry for the former child actor. “I felt bad for the guy. I grew up watching him and I know he has had a hard life,” Clarke said. ”To see that sad mug shot, for only $1700, I thought it was the least I could do.”
Clarke said that he did not expect Coleman to repay the loan, but shared with RadarOnline.com that Coleman’s father-in-law, who met Clarke at the jail, indicated that Coleman would be in touch to thank him. Something that, as of yet, has still not happened.
Now Clarke is blasting back at Coleman, releasing a song that he wrote and recorded to the tune of Sherry by Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons.
In the hilarious parody, Clarke name checks one of his businesses, loan company Money Train, and urges Coleman to call and thank him. Singing, “Gary Coleman make a phone call..Gary Coleman should of picked up the phone”. He goes on to sing, “You do a great big favor, I’m a real life savior” and, “Come on and show some class, because I’m the man that bailed out your a**”.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported Santaquin police arrested Coleman, 41, on January 24th after receiving reports of a "civil disturbance" at his home. Once there, police found Coleman had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
In an exclusive interview outside the jail Coleman, slumped and frail looking in a wheelchair, told RadarOnline.com that he had missed a court date because he’d been in the hospital getting some “minor surgery”, although he didn’t want to say what sort as he thought it might prevent him from getting acting work. RadarOnline.com has learned that Coleman had heart surgery. His father-in-law also revealed that Coleman currently undergoes dialysis three times a week for a pre-existing medical condition the actor has had since birth.