'Idol' finalist saved by a real judge after arrest

From TMZ:

“American Idol” finalist Jacob Lusk threw himself at the mercy of a court back in November — begging a judge to end his probation from a 2009 arrest so he could compete on “A.I.” … TMZ has learned.

It all started back in February 2009 — when cops cited Jacob for riding on an L.A. metro train without buying a ticket. Jacob blew off his court hearing and an arrest warrant was issued.

Fast forward to Nov. 2010 — a day after Jacob auditioned for “Idol” and got his golden ticket to Hollywood — Lusk was pulled over for a traffic stop. The cop discovered the warrant and arrested him.

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