Grease star Eddie Deezen committed to health facility after burglary, assault charges – Michmutters

Grease star Eddie Deezen committed to health facility after burglary, assault charges

Grease star Eddie Deezen has been branded a danger to society and been put in the care of health officials as his sad spiral continues.

Deezen, 65, was on Monday found incompetent after allegedly burglarizing a nursing home in April.

A commitment order obtained by TMZ deemed the actor who played Rydell High nerd Eugene Felsnic in the iconic film is unable to stand trial because of an unspecified mental disorder.

He has been transferred to the Maryland Department of Health for treatment.

The document reportedly states that the actor, who played Felsnic in the 1978 movie musical and its 1982 sequel, poses a “danger to himself and others around him.” He will stay in the health department’s care until the court believes he is no longer a threat.

Deezen was arrested in Maryland on April 9 for burglary, two counts of trespassing and disturbing the peace, his inmate record, seen by Page Six, showed at the time.

However, prosecutors reportedly changed the charges to assault and disorderly conduct.

Police alleged to TMZ that Deezen had forced his way into a privately owned nursing facility and refused to leave. He also allegedly tried to break into a patient’s room before being kicked out and arrested on the property.

Deezen was previously arrested in September 2021 at a Maryland restaurant after allegedly throwing plates and food at police officers.

He was charged with second-degree assault, disorderly conduct and trespassing for that rampage.

Before that, Deezen found himself involved in another incident at an eatery where he was accused of harassing a waitress after detailing his infatuation with her via Facebook.

“Eddie Deezen is af***ing CREEP who comes into my work at least once a week, calls and asks other servers for my schedule, and if he comes in and I’m not wearing makeup HE LEAVES,” the waitress, Kara Lashbaugh, wrote on Twitter in June 2021 with screenshots of Deezen’s all-caps posts about her. “And this grown-ass old man has the balls to post this on Facebook about me I’m losing my mind.”

Deezen played several other nerd character roles in a handful of films in the late 1970s and early 1980s before launching a successful second phase of his career as a voice actor.

His notable characters include the Know-It-All Kid in The Polar Express, Snipes the Magpie in Rock-a-Doodle and Ned in Kim Possible.

This article was originally published by the New York Post and reproduced with permission


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