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Anthony Michael Hall released from LAPD custody

September 6, 2011 | 11:45 am

Anthony Michael HallActor Anthony Michael Hall was released from custody early Tuesday after being booked on charges of disturbing the peace in connection with an altercation with a neighbor Monday night at his Venice condo complex.

Hall faced a misdemeanor charge that will likely be handled by the L.A. city attorney's office.

The neighbor told officers from the LAPD Pacific Division that Hall tore up plants in a common area of their condominium, according to law enforcement sources. The neighbor heard the noise, came out of his unit and asked Hall what he was doing, the sources said.

Hall allegedly responded with an obscenity and threatened to “beat him to a pulp.” A short time later, Hall knocked on the man's front door and when the neighbor opened the door, the actor told him to come outside to fight, the sources said. The man slammed the door and called the police.

Hall, who has starred in films including "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club" and "National Lampoon's Vacation," was then taken into custody without further incident.


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Photo: Anthony Michael Hall as Johnny Smith in the USA Network series "The Dead Zone." Credit: Philippe Bosse / USA Network