Friday, March 11, 2005

Like Father, Like Son

Jesse James Hollywood is behind bars, thank God. He was captured while on the run in Brazil, fleeing prosecution for a heinous crime. Here's the LA Time' description:
The fugitive's capture comes five years after he and four friends, who police described as a band of drug dealers operating in the western San Fernando Valley, allegedly kidnapped and later killed Nicholas [Markowitz] because the boy's half brother hadn't repaid a drug debt.

Though the accomplices were quickly captured, Hollywood remained on the run despite a $50,000 reward and segments about him on TV's "America's Most Wanted." Detectives followed up leads in Colorado, Canada and Mexico, but were unable to find him. Authorities now believe that he had been hiding in various parts of South America for four years.
US authorities are considering charging Hollywood's parents for supporting their son when he was on the lam. The elder Hollywood is no stranger to legal probems:
But the same day he was taken into custody, Santa Barbara County authorities arrested his father, John Michael "Jack" Hollywood, 50, at his Sherman Oaks home on suspicion of manufacturing GHB, a date-rape drug. Los Angeles County prosecutors rejected the case Thursday, saying that John Hollywood had the ingredients for GHB and a recipe, but that there was no evidence he had made it. But he remains in custody on a 2002 arrest warrant from Pima County, Ariz., in a marijuana case.
I've dedicated the last three years of my life encouraging parents to talk to their kids about drugs -- but not the way Jack Hollywood probably talked to Jesse Hollywood!

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