‘Supernatural’ Star Jared Padalecki Arrested for Assaulting His Bar Employees
Jared Padalecki from 'Supernatural' and the recently announced 'Walker, Texas Ranger' reboot was arrested this weekend for assaulting two employees at his bar.
As reported by Fox, Austin police officers were called to Stereotype bar early Sunday morning for a reported disturbance. Witnesses identified two victims, the General Manager and Assistant Manager of Stereotype, both of whom were assaulted by Padalecki, who was identified by the victims as the owner of the bar. The Assistant Manager reported that Padalecki had gotten into a verbal dispute with people in the bar that was becoming physical, so the he escorted Padalecki out of the bar. The Assistant Manager told officers that he and Padalecki got into a physical altercation when Padalecki tried to re-enter the bar. It was at this point that the General Manager arrived and separated the two. The Assistant Manager went back into the bar while the General Manager stayed outside and tried to keep Padalecki out of the bar. Padalecki accosted the doorman and was physically pulled away by the General Manager, causing Padalecki to fall down. When Padalecki got back up he reportedly punched the General Manager in the face.
One witness recorded some of the altercations Padalecki had and sent the footage to TMZ. In the video, Padalecki seems very intoxicated and having difficulty staying on his feet while speaking with officers.
Padalecki was taken into custody just after 4am Sunday morning, charged with two counts of assault and one count of public intoxication. Deadline reports that Padalecki was released on a $5,000 bond Sunday afternoon, and as he is not due to return to Vancouver to resume production on 'Supernatural' until the end of the week, his arrest is not likely to cause delays in the show.