Columbus Short arrested for public intoxication

By Benjamin Mazzara,
The ex-'Scandal' star was arrested after an altercation on July 4th

Actor Columbus Short, who previously starred on Scandal, was arrested for public intoxication on Friday night, after getting into an altercation over a bar tab.

According to the New York Daily News, the actor was celebrating Independence Day at the Katy Trail Ice House in Dallas, Texas. When Short, 31, started to leave without paying for his drinks, the bar’s security guard approached him. TMZ reported that the intoxicated Short became aggravated and accused the guard of being racist. According to The Daily Mail, the guard was also African American.

Police officers tried to break up the altercation, and were accosted by Short, who, as the Daily News suggests, allegedly turned on them.

A witness to Short’s attack described the ex-Scandal star, “like a dog with a bone who wouldn’t let go.” Short was soon after arrested for public intoxication.

This is not Short’s first run in with the law. As we have reported in the past, Short has been involved in other bar fights, arrested on a battery charge, and had his wife file a restraining order against him after he apparently tried to kill her with a knife. The Daily Mail even noted that last month, Short was ordered to pay over $17,000 a month in spousal support to his estranged wife.

Following his arrest for domestic violence in April, Short announced that he would be leaving Scandal after three seasons.

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