Sam Winchester is in trouble again, but this time, it’s in real life. Supernatural star Jared Padalecki was taken in by the police after making a scene at a bar he is a regular in. Padalecki stars in Supernatural alongside Jensen Ackles who plays Padalecki’s older brother, Dean Winchester and Misha Collins portraying the loveable but awkward angel, Castiel on the CW show.
According to TMZ, the thirty-seven year old actor was arrested this past Sunday outside a bar called Stereotype in Austin, Texas and will be facing one count of public intoxication and two counts of assault, based on his booking record.
In the video footage that TMZ obtained, you could see Padalecki tied up with a friend of his outside the bar with having a hard time keeping his balance. Another scene in the video sees the actor sitting on the hood of a police car while talking to the authorities and calling him smashed is an understatement.
TMZ also reported that witnesses told them that earlier that night, the actor apparently smacked a bartender in the face and when the manager of the establishment tried talking to him, he also hit the manager as well. Padalecki was then taken out outside by a friend to try and calm him down, which he put in what seems to be a playful headlock which can be seen in TMZ’s video.
Padalecki was apprehended by the police immediately after the incident but what made the situation worse for the actor was that he flashed a huge amount of money to the police.
The actor’s bond is currently set at $15,000. $5 thousand per charge. TMZ has reached out to his representatives but no official word has been released as of the moment.
Padalecki has had a history of clinical depression and has been candidly open about his personal struggles. Back in March of 2015, the actor launched the Always Keep Fighting campaign for the charity To Write Love On Her Arms who helps people struggling with mental illness like depression, addiction, and self-harm.
The actor is widely known and loved for his role in Supernatural as Sam Winchester, but he got his break playing as Dean Forester, opposite Alexis Bledel’s Rory Gilmore in Gilmore Girls and being in movies like New York Minute and House of Wax where he starred alongside Paris Hilton, Elisha Cuthbert and Chad Michael Murray during the early to mid 2000s.
UPDATE: Padalecki has been released from being detained 2:30 pm October 27th
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