A crucial piece of evidence in the Jeremy London kidnap case was erased because police never asked for it, RadarOnline.com has learned.
The video showed the Party of Five and Mallrats star in the moments after he escaped from his alleged kidnappers in Palm Springs, California, on June 10.
But police never requested the video as part of their investigation, RadarOnline.com has confirmed.
According to the manager at the Ramada Inn, the hotel where London climbed a tree, a security tape recorded the 37-year-old entering the hotel around 2 am on June 11.
On the tape, London was seen speaking with the desk clerk and checking into a room.
"I remember thinking, 'I hope the cameras catch him, because he was acting so out of it,’” said one hotel worker.
Later, London called police and told them he'd been taken hostage at gunpoint by three men, robbed and forced to smoke drugs.
According to London’s version of events, he managed to escape unharmed, but was left shaken.
But in an exclusive jailhouse interview, the man accused of the crime, Brandon Adams, said London was consensual during the drug induced joyride.
"Police didn't ask for the tape, but the kidnapper's attorney did," another hotel employee told RadarOnline.com.
“But by that time, we didn't have it anymore.”
The Ramada Inn hotel manager told us surveillance video is kept for seven days, after which the "tape recycles" and is recorded over.