Actor Michael Madsen arrested after alleged fight with son

Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:38am EST

Actor Michael Madsen is pictured in this Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department booking photograph taken March 9, 2012. REUTERS/Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department/Handout

Actor Michael Madsen is pictured in this Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department booking photograph taken March 9, 2012.

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(Reuters) - Actor Michael Madsen, known for roles in films such as "Thelma & Louise," was arrested for child cruelty after getting into a fight with his teenage son, authorities said on Saturday.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Madsen, 54, was arrested at his Malibu, California, home on Friday afternoon by deputies investigating a report of a family disturbance.

Madsen "appeared under the influence of alcohol," the sheriff's department said in a statement. He was arrested without incident.

The Chicago-born actor, best known for his roles in films such as "Reservoir Dogs," "Thelma & Louise" and "Kill Bill," was booked and jailed on charges of cruelty to a child.

His bail was set at $100,000.

(Reporting by James B. Kelleher; Editing by Greg McCune and Peter Cooney)

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Comments (6)
dibeanie wrote:
A drunk dad and a teenager… can’t think of a worse combo~pak. I hope his son is okay, and I hope MM has a hellacious hang~over.

Mar 11, 2012 1:13am EST  --  Report as abuse
moonwalker wrote:
What’s wrong with this picture? Oh … ALCOHOL!!

Mar 11, 2012 7:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
featherknife wrote:
This isn’t about pot. It’s about alcohol. It’s about power. I recommend that “Dad” gets a 20 years of smoking pot sentence.

Mar 11, 2012 9:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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