Drake Bell’s brother told police the actor threatened suicide over child custody

Drake bell‘s brother was the one who first got police involved in his missing person case… by telling police Drake was at risk of suicide in response to custody issues with his estranged wife.

According to the TMZ police report, Drake’s brother, RobertOrlando called PD Wednesday night to say that Drake was making suicidal statements about wanting to hang himself and not being alive.

Drake’s brother told police Drake was in Winter Park, FL to visit Janet, his estranged wife, to discuss their custody arrangement for their son. Drake and Janet split back in January.

Drake’s brother told police Drake was “distraught and made suicidal statements” in texts to their mother. He allegedly said he didn’t want to live anymore, would drink to excess and hang himself.

He says he tried to reason with Drake but he wasn’t receptive… so Robert decided to call the police.

TMZ broke the story… Drake was reported missing Thursday, with Florida police saying he was MIA and “listed as missing and at risk.”

On one emergency call from the case, an Orlando officer called another department for help locating Drake, characterizing the situation as a “possible attempted suicide.” He repeated to family members on the West Coast what Robert had told them about Drake’s suicide news.

As we first reported, we know that Drake was hanging out with his son at SeaWorld in Orlando on Tuesday. It’s unclear what the custody issues are between Janet and Drake.

As you know… Drake was finally found safe and sound shortly after he was reported missing. Hours later on Thursday night, he tweeted, “You leave your phone in the car and don’t answer it at night and that?”

Despite that attempt to make it seem like this is much ado about nothing, law enforcement agency TMZ says… MPs took action on Thursday to ensure Drake receives a mental health evaluation.

Drake’s lawyer had no comment.

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