Former ‘Scandal’ Star Columbus Short Arrested for Public Intoxication

The troubled actor is detained after allegedly fighting with a security guard and several off-duty police officers

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Former “Scandal” star Columbus Short was arrested Friday after allegedly getting into a drunken fight with several off-duty police officers, TMZ reports.

Short began scuffling with a security guard at the Katy Trail Ice House in Dallas, Texas after it appeared he was about to leave without paying.

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Witnesses say Short started screaming at the bouncer before two off-duty officers intervened. They later detained him for public intoxication.

“He was like a dog with a bone who wouldn’t let it go,” one witness told TMZ.

Also read: ‘Scandal’ Star Columbus Short Arrested for Felony Battery

Columbus was arrested earlier this year for battery during a bar fight in March. TheWrap reported this week that the alleged victim filed a lawsuit against the actor for the incident.