jacob lusk mugshot american idol 'American Idol's' Jacob Lusk's jail time   he sang to the inmates“American Idol” finalist Jacob Lusk has apparently spent some time in the pokey. The Big House. The hoosegow. But in true Jacob fashion, he used the time to practice his singing.

According to TMZ, back in Feb. 2009, Jacob was cited for riding an LA Metro train without a ticket. When he blew off his court date, an arrest warrant was issued. Fast-forward to November 2010 –  Jacob is pulled over in a traffic stop (the day after he got his Golden Ticket to Hollywood) and the cop sees the arrest warrant and takes him in.

Jacob serves his three days in jail, but upon release, pleads with the judge not to put him on probation – because if he’s on probation, he can’t compete on “Idol.” The judge agrees and now here we are.

But the best part? TMZ also reports that while in jail, Jacob constantly serenaded his fellow inmates with tunes and that one guard described it as “bad ass.”

Heh. That’s kinda cool. He screwed up, did his time and still managed to be the crazy Jacob we all know and love.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."