Oh, TMZ…I wish you’d just let me live in a bubble and imagine American Idol’s Jacob Lusk was always the perfect, angelic creature that he seems to be now.
Turns out, like his ‘Idol’ counterpart, Stefano Langone, Jacob has an arrest record. According to the TMZ story, Jacob hopped on a Metro train in Los Angeles in February of 2009 without paying. He got caught and was cited.
The real trouble began when Jacob blew off his court date and a warrant was issued for his arrest. (I can’t imagine our Jacob doing this— he must have blown off the court date to sing to sick kids or old people or something…right? Right?)
The warrant finally caught up with him the day after he auditioned for ‘Idol’ in November 2010. He was pulled over for a traffic stop and it was discovered that he was wanted by the law! He was arrested and hauled into jail.
After pleading no contest to the train-hopping charge, he served three days in jail and was sentenced to two years probation. “Jacob served his time and then went back to court, telling the judge ‘Idol’ wouldn’t let him on the show if he was on probation. After his emotional plea, the merciful judge terminated his probation,” the article says.
Turns out, Jacob passed his time behind bars by singing the blues to fellow inmates. According to TMZ,
He seems like a genuinely nice person. At the American Idol results show that The Ashley attended, she was blown away by how supportive Jacob was of the other contestants. You can tell that he has a good heart.
Jacob responded to the story on his Twitter:
“I’ve been through a whole lot more than folks would know in this lifetime…BUT GOD has KEPT ME…and I am so thankful! Be blessed!”
We are blessed to be able to hear your beautiful voice every week, Jacob! No worries, baby! The Ashley still loves you! You’re my favorite ‘Idol,’ after Haley!