This Is Your Film Career On Drugs...
By Marc Savlov,
9:26AM, Mon. Jun. 23, 2008
It's not what you're thinking: Jason Mewes remains clean and sober.
However, we received an email from our pal Bob Ray over the weekend with the above subject line and, boy-howdy, he wasn't kidding. This is not the sort of Austin film community gossip you want to try and wrap your mind around on a sleepy Sunday morning – it's just too dang bizarre and, ultimately, depressing.
In what may be the worst audition ever caught on tape, Jerry Don Clark, aka "Toe," star of Ray's seminal Austin feature Rock Opera as well as many of Ray's myriad short films, was caught on a video surveillance camera as he knocked over an "adult leisure center" in Bulverde on Friday night in a scene that bizarrely mirrors some of Clark's past work with Ray and Crashcam Films.
Clark, who can be clearly seen waving a gun and physically attacking several bystanders, was caught the next day by bicycle police in San Antonio. He has confessed to the crime, as well as being homeless and high at the time.
Go here to see the surveillance video.
And here to catch the sequel.
More on this as information becomes available. But in the meantime, stay off the meth, people. Seriously. We are not kidding.