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Actor Nicholas Brendon Arrested: Mixing Drugs and Alcohol


Nicholas Brendon arrested and mixing alchol and drugs
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Nicholas Brendon Arrested After Lewd Conduct Due to Mixing Drugs and Alcohol

On October 17, 2014, actor Nicholas Brendon was arrest in Boise, Idaho for his lewd conduct. Brendon was a main actor on the tv show, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. He played the role of Xander Harris, one of Buffy’s friends on the show that aired from 1997 to 2003. Brendon has played other roles, but his Buffy the Vampire Slayer role is his most famous. That is why he was in Boise, Idaho. Brendon was attending the Tree City Comic Con at the Boise expo center. While at the Comic Con, Brendon signed autographs, took pictures and talked with his fans, and apparently was drinking.

Brendon was arrested at 9:30 pm in a hotel lobby for public intoxication, as well as, breaknig a decorative dish. The hotel plans to press charges. This incident took place on a Friday night, at 9:30. If you know anything about Comic Cons, they usually end around 8 pm or 9 pm on Fridays. This brings up the question, How did he get drunk that fast? What was he drinking? Well, in recent years Comic Con has started selling alcohol. They mini bars set up everywhere. Was he having one of his assistants bring him alcohol throughout the day?

Nicholas Brendon claims it was a bad reaction to mixing his prescription medication with alcohol. “I apologize,” Brendon, writes. “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.” He continues with an explanation, “I can offer an explanation but I make no excuse for my unacceptable behavior.”

His explanation is as follows, “For the past 5 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.” He continues, “I made the poor decision to mix this prescribed medication with alcohol. The result was embarrassing and unacceptable.” Police say not only did Brendon appear to be intoxicated, he would not remain seated while police interviewed witnesses. Brendon states, “I intend to seek appropriate treatment and therapy for my medical ailments as well as my emotional demons.” Brendon faces misdemeanor charges that consist of resisting officers and malicious injury to property. Brendon has made plans to enter rehab.

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