Well he does. He could be the next HOT FELON! lol he’s adorable.
So here’s the scoop.
Tempe, AZ – The son of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of holding his roommate at knife point in their Tempe apartment, according to Maricopa County Superior Court records.
The situation began after the man, identified as Nicholas Van Varenberg, 21, was involved in a disturbance on an elevator in his apartment building, near Veterans Way and College Avenue, records said.
According to the documents, he was seen on a surveillance video camera punching the wall of an elevator.
Tempe police were called and officers followed a trail of blood leading back to Van Varenberg’s apartment, according to records.
Police checked on Van Varenberg and his roommate, but Van Varenberg only appeared to have an injured hand and did not need medical attention, records said.
When police left the apartment, Van Varenberg confronted his roommate about answering the door for police. He claimed he does not like police and told his roommate they should not answer the door for them in the future, statements included in the records show.
Van Varenberg continued to yell at his roommate, according to the records, and his roommate later told police he had been acting strange, licking the blood from his injured hand, according to the court documents.
Police later received a complaint of loud banging and yelling in the apartment, records show. When the police went back to check on the men in the apartment there were no answers.
Officers attempted to convince him it was only the police trying to check in. Van Varenberg pulled a large knife from the kitchen and angled it toward his roommate standing approximately 4 feet away, court records allege.
Van Varenberg demanded his roommate keep quiet and get into his room, according to the records. His roommate told police he felt that if he didn’t comply, his “parents will be at my funeral in two days,” records show.
The roommate eventually convinced Van Varenberg that he would not talk to the police, and Van Varenberg let him out of his room. His roommate later ran out into a hall in the building and made a phone call, security footage showed, according to the court records.
Van Varenberg eventually came out of the apartment on his own as police were attempting to secure a search warrant, records said.
Police searched the apartment and found drug paraphernalia related to marijuana use, according to the court documents.
Van Varenberg was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault, unlawful imprisonment, and drug possession about 12:10 a.m. on Sunday. His bond was set for $10,000.
The court documents indicate that Van Varenberg told authorities his father is the actor and that he had the financial means to post bond and to leave the state or country.
Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme was born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg, according to his biography listed on several web sites, which also list Nicholas as one of his three children.
Nicholas Van Varenberg will have a hearing on Sept. 30.