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Baywatch Alum Jeremy Jackson Arrested for Stabbing a Man

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Liz Raftery

Baywatchalum Jeremy Jackson was arrested on Saturday for stabbing a man the night before, but he's claiming it was in self-defense, TMZ reports.

Police responded to reports of a stabbing in Westlake, Calif., Friday night, and the victim told them he had been stabbed by "Hobie" (Jackson's character on Baywatch), who then fled the scene. The next night, police responded to reports of a prowler in the neighborhood and found the Celebrity Rehab alum allegedly burglarizing an AirBnB.

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Jackson's story, according to TMZ, is that he rented the AirBnB and threw a party there on Friday night, but a man showed up and stole $2,300 from him. A woman who was at the party told Jackson that a friend of hers could help him get the money back, but the friend then also tried robbing Jackson and pulled a gun on him - so Jackson stabbed him, he claims.

Jackson describes the man as a "gang-banger with a clown tattoo on his face," according to TMZ. He claims he broke into the AirBnB on Saturday to retrieve some belongings.

He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, but later released on bail.

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