A Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan favourite has been arrested today, spending several hours in jail after being charged with damaging property and resisting arrest.
E News! reports Nicholas Brendon, who played Xander- one of Buffy’s best pals on the cult tv show – was detained in Boise, Idaho on Friday night after police received anonymous complaints about his behaviour.
Boise police say the 43-year-old showed “signs of intoxication” and was disturbing hotel patrons around 9:30 pm. He then “refused officers’ commands to stay seated” while they tried to speak with witnesses regarding his behaviour.
His misdemeanours included breaking a decorative dish belonging to the hotel he was staying at, causing them to press charges. This, in addition to his resistance to officer commands, landed him in jail. He was released on $600 bail.
Smashing decorative dishes was par for the course during Brendon’s seven year stint as side-kick and best buddy to everyone’s favourite vampire slayer. Brendon was in every episode except one on the long running show and his ‘everyman’ charm made him popular with fans (and less so with the undead).
Brendon has previously checked himself into rehab in 2004 and 2010 for alcohol and sleeping pill addictions.
It’s been an interesting few weeks for the actor.
He only recently got married, posting images with his wife Moonda Tee to his Twitter account earlier this month. The pair got married Vegas-style:
Only a week prior to the wedding, Brendon proposed to Tee while she sat in a hair salon.
This isn’t Brendon’s first run in with the law. In 2010 he was arrested for damaging property, disorderly conduct, vandalism and battery against a police officer. Those charges left him with a 1 year suspended sentence, 36 months probation and state highway work for 10 days.
Fans are sad to hear that Brendon has fallen on tough times after playing a faithful companion and unlikely hero on the long running tv show. His management has assured fans that he is ok after this recent incident.