The Wire's Wendell Pierce Arrested On Battery Charges For Allegedly Attacking A Female Bernie Sanders Supporter
What a disappointing situation!
Per ABC News, The Wire star Wendell Pierce was arrested in Atlanta early Saturday morning on battery charges after a reported argument turned altercation became physical with a female Bernie Sanders supporter and her boyfriend.
According to the report, the Hillary Clinton advocate was charged with "simple battery" after he was detained at the Atlanta Lowes Hotel. The actor was then released on a surety bond of $1,000.
While no names have been released, sources via TMZ say around 3:30 in the morning the actor struck up a political conversation with a woman and her boyfriend. Wendell, who is very pro Hillary and extremely political, apparently became enraged as the convo heated up which incited him to attack the pair. Observers claim he pushed the boyfriend while grabbing the girlfriend's hair as he smacked her in the head.
Even though the altercation seems quite violent, cops say the incident "did not raise to anything significant".
Authorities also went on to add that the 52-year-old didn't make note of his fame or acting roles.
Hmm… aren't all situations of violence "significant"? What an interesting choice of words there!
At this time, W.P.'s rep has yet to comment on the unfortunate situation. Hopefully Pierce will debate political opponents more peacefully in the future.
[Image via WENN.]