Police Perform ‘Wellness Check’ On ‘Bachelorette’ Star Chad Johnson After He Posts Photo Of A Noose-Like Rope To Instagram
Ex-Bachelorette star Chad Johnson posted what friends thought was a suicide threat on Instagram on Friday, which led to a wellness check by police, days after his arrest for domestic violence and robbery, according to TMZ.
Johnson had posted a picture of a rope tied to a door with the caption “it’ll be okay” to his Instagram story, which has since been deleted. A friend saw the post and tried calling Johnson. When he didn’t pick up the friend called the police. Officers were able to get in contact with Johnson and deemed that he was not a threat to himself or others, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
This comes days after Johnson was arrested for robbery and domestic violence due to an argument that broke out between him and his girlfriend Annalise Mishler. A neighbor called the police after reportedly seeing a man banging on a door and screaming on Sunday. When the police arrived Johnson had already left, but officers saw that Mishler had red marks on her face. She said she had tried to call the police herself, but Johnson had thrown her phone. He allegedly returned later on Monday, and Mishler called the police again and he was arrested. Officers served Mishler a restraining order against Johnson.
On Sunday night, Mishler posted a video to her Instagram story of holes in her wall allegedly punched by Johnson.
“So Chad just got drunk for the first time in like, 50 days, and punched a hole in my wall for no f—ing reason,” she said in the video.
She also posted video of him screaming and banging on her door. You can hear him tell her “I hope you f—ing die.”
After the incident and before the arrest, Johnson spoke to entertainment news site Too Fab about his relapse.
“I’ve been so stressed man, just sitting in my car crying sometimes, just losing my mind. And to top it all off, the one person I’m closest to doesn’t get me a lot of times” he said. “I just lost it.”
Johnson was released on $100,000 bail, and is scheduled to be back in court March 17.