Nicholas Brendon was arrested for malicious injury to a property. The forty three year old star, who played Xander Harris on the supernatural cult drama was in Boise, Idaho for the city’s Tree City Comic Con Event and was arrested around 10:40 pm.
It’s believed he was under the influence of alcohol. Police were called to a disturbance at a hotel lobby involving him and the staff, where he allegedly broke a decorative dish.
According to the statement, he “showed signs of intoxication and repeatedly refused officers commands to stay seated while officers tried to speak to witnesses.”
Nicholas Brendon has apologized for being arrested over the weekend, saying he acted out after mixing prescription medicine with alcohol.
A post on his Facebook page and Twitter account read as follows:
I apologise. Usually those words end a message like this but I am beginning with them to emphasize how much I regret disappointing my family, my fans, and myself. I can offer an explanation but I make no excuse for my unacceptable behavior.
For the past five days, I have been taking prescription pain medication to help me manage a cyst behind my knee cap, which is scheduled for corrective surgery on Monday morning. I made the poor decision to mix this prescribed medication with alcohol. The result was embarrassing and unacceptable.
I intend to seek appropriate treatment and therapy for my medical ailments as well as my emotional demons. Again: I apologize.
Those two small words don’t begin to express my regrets, but they do mark the beginning of my recovery. During this difficult time, I appreciate understanding as I pursue rehabilitation and I value support as I earn redemption with my family, friends, and fans.
Nicholas Brendon has been open about his struggles with alcohol in the past and checked himself into rehab in the year 2004 and returned again in 2010.
Nicholas Brendon, who shot to fame with Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Criminal Minds, was arrested in Idaho, where he was in town for the Tree City Com...1.0