The mug shot, dear GOD, look at that mug shot. Oh Xander. Xander, Xander, Xander. The years of alcoholism and unresolved anger issues are really taking their toll on your once-so-pretty face. The bloodshot eyes, the angry expression – it breaks my heart.
— CBS Local 2 (@LocalTwo) October 18, 2017
Nicholas Brendon, 46, was arrested on Oct. 11 and charged with violating a protective order and felony inflicting injury on a spouse or cohabitant, jail records show. He was released the next day after being held on $50,000 bail, KMIR-TV reports.
Police said Brendon allegedly pulled his girlfriend’s hair and yanked her arm at around 9 p.m. at the Saguaro hotel in Palm Springs, The Desert Sun reports.
“He was with his girlfriend and they got into an argument,” Palm Springs Police Sgt. William Hutchinson told KESQ-TV. “During the argument at the bar, he pulled her arm and then violently pulled her by her hair.”
The girlfriend allegedly has active protective orders against Brendon in Florida and New York, police told the newspaper. He was allowed to be around his girlfriend, but could not harass, injure, assault or threaten her, authorities said.
Brendan, of course, has had quite a bad run these past few years.. In 2015 he pled guilty to criminal mischief in New York after allegedly grabbing his girlfriend by the throat, stealing her car keys and smashing her cell phone. He was arrested four times in 2015 and entered rehab for substance abuse, depression, and alcoholism. It didn’t stick, because later that year, he checked into another treatment center for depression.
Also that year, he appeared on Dr. Phil where he revealed details of a failed suicide attempt and molestation he endured at the hands of a teacher.
Terrible and sad for everyone involved.
Past mug shots, below.