'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' actor arrested in Idaho

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NOVI, MI - MAY 16: Actor Nicholas Brendon from the tv show Buffy the Vampire Slayer attends day 1 of the 25th annual Motor City Comic Con at Suburban Collection Showplace on May 16, 2014 in Novi, Michigan. (Photo by Paul Warner/Getty Images)
'Buffy' cast members Emma Caulfield, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Michelle Trachtenberg at the UPN sessions of the Television Critics Association summer press tour at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Pasadena, Ca. 7/16/01. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
James Marsters, Dean Valentine, Nicholas Brendon, Michelle Trachtenberg and Amber Benson at a screening of 'Once More With Feeling', the musical episode of 'Buffy, The Vampire Slayer' at the Paramount Theater in Los Angeles, Ca. Friday, November 2, 2001. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
SANTA MONICA, CA - JULY 29: Actor Nicholas Brendon arrives at Fox All-Star Television Critics Association party at Santa Monica Pier on July 29, 2005 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Amber Benson, Joss Whedon, Michelle Trachtenberg and Nicholas Brendon at a screening of 'Once More With Feeling', the musical episode of 'Buffy, The Vampire Slayer' at the Paramount Theater in Los Angeles, Ca. Friday, November 2, 2001. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
1998 The cast of 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer.' From l-r: Anthony Stewart Head, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, Seth Green, Nicholas Brendon and Charisma Carpenter.
1998 The cast of 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer.' From l-r: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Charisma Carpenter, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan and Seth Green.
1998 Sara Michelle Gellar,David Boreanaz, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, Anthony Stewart Head, Seth Green Star In 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer..' (Photo By Getty Images)
Clockwise from top left: Alyson Hannigan as Willow Rosenberg, Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy and Nicholas Brendon as Xander Harris in 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer.'
From l-r: David Boreanaz as Angel, Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy and Nicholas Brendon as Xander Harris in 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer.' Season 2.
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An actor best known for his role in the television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is apologizing for actions that led to his arrest in a hotel lobby in southwest Idaho.

Nicholas Brendon, who played Xander Harris on the hit show that ran from 1997 to 2003, said Monday on Facebook that he erred by mixing prescribed pain medication and alcohol.

"The result was embarrassing and unacceptable," he wrote. "I intend to seek appropriate treatment and therapy for my medical ailments as well as my emotional demons."

He said the physical pain came from a cyst behind his kneecap, but he didn't elaborate on the cause of the emotional demons.

Brendon was participating in the Tree City Comic Con at a Boise expo center where fans could have a photo taken with him for $40 and get his autograph for $30.

Boise officers took the 43-year-old actor into custody after responding to a disturbance around 9:30 p.m. Friday. Brendon faces misdemeanor charges of resisting officers and malicious injury to property.

Police say Brendon showed signs of being intoxicated and refused to remain seated while officers spoke with witnesses. Hotel officials say Brendon broke a decorative dish and they want to press charges. Authorities in a statement Saturday said Brendon was booked in the Ada County Jail and released after posting bond.

"During this difficult time, I appreciate understanding as I pursue rehabilitation - and I value support as I earn redemption with my family, friends, and fans," Brendon wrote in the statement confirmed as his by his booking agent, Kahmeela Adams, in an email to The Associated Press.

This was the first year for the Tree City Comic Con that besides Brendon drew an array writers, illustrators and other actors, including John Rhys-Davies who was Gimli in "Lord of the Rings," Nichelle Nichols who played Lt. Uhura in "Star Trek: The Original Series," and Verne Troyer, who played Mini Me in "Austin Powers."

Event organizers didn't return a phone call from the AP on Monday.

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Actor Explains His Arrest


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