Comedian Andy Dick arrested for public intoxication at Marie Callender's
In yet another brush with the law, comedian and actor Andy Dick was booked on suspicion of public intoxication Tuesday after Temecula police responded to a disturbance at a restaurant, department officials said.
Officers were called to the Marie Callender's restaurant in the 29300 block of Rancho California Road shortly after 9 p.m. after a caller reported an "intoxicated male subject who was causing a disturbance inside the restaurant."
When they arrived they found the 44-year-old comedian in the bar area displaying "symptoms associated with alcohol intoxication" and noted "he was unable to care for his own safety," according to a statement released by Temecula police. Dick, who was cooperative, was booked on suspicion of public intoxication.
The arrest Tuesday was the latest in a long line for Dick. Last year, the comedian was arrested in Huntington, W.Va., on suspicion of felony sexual abuse after two people complained he groped them at a bar.
In 2008, Dick was arrested for drug possession and sexual battery after police were called to a disturbance outside a Murrietta restaurant.
Murietta police said the heavily intoxicated comedian grabbed and fondled the breast of a 17-year-old girl before pulling her top down in the parking lot of the Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar. His friends escorted him to a truck, which was then stopped by police near a Sam's Club store.
Dick eventually pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery and marijuana possession and was ordered to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet for one year.
-- Andrew Blankstein
Photo: Andy Dick. Credit: Danny Moloshok / Associated Press