Posted by Bossip Staff
Gary Coleman was just looking for a little privacy in Utah, but multiple run-ins with the law have all but destroyed that from being possible:
Gary Coleman, who makes it no secret that he likes his privacy and wants to be left alone, chose to settle in small-town Utah — far away from the paparazzi and autograph seekers of his former life as a TV star.
But a rocky romance, a prescription pill overdose and sometimes contentious interactions with the public have brought him unwanted attention here, where public records show a pattern of Coleman involving police in his personal life.
Officers have been called to assist or intervene with Coleman 21 times since he moved to Utah in fall 2005, according to police reports — including a July 2007 call where Coleman told authorities he had taken dozens of Oxycontin pills, was suicidal and “wanted to die.”
“Gary … was upset that his girlfriend was breaking up with him. He calmed down and was cooperative and acknowledged he took approx(imately) 30-40 Oxycontin pills. He said he is suicidal and ‘wanted to die,’” according to a police report.
Coleman could not be reached for comment. His phone number is unlisted, nobody answered a call button at his home and messages left with Coleman’s agent and an attorney were not immediately returned.
If he wanted to get away from the autograph seekers, he could have headed to any urban metro area in the U.S., because we can guarantee black people ain’t checking for his ashy ass autograph.