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Rhys Ifans Lost It at Comic-Con

Spider-Man reboot villain Rhys Ifans (the Lizard) was placed under citizen’s arrest at Comic-Con, on his birthday, mind you, after showing up drunk, shoving a female security guard and insulting other security guards, the police and the USA. He seems like a charming guy. Real friendly.

According to TheWrap, Ifans got aggressive and belligerent when a member of his entourage couldn’t get into the hall because he didn’t have the proper credentials. He shoved the guard to get in, spoke on the panel and was subsequently arrested by the guard. Says Lt. Andra Brown, “He was.. berating everyone from the security staff to the United States of America.”

“He was cited and released, which is a non-custodial misdemeanor arrest,” added Brown, who said that the San Diego City Attorney will now determine whether to pursue charges. Ifans could be required to pay a fine, or could contest the case before a judge.

“But, according to him, the U.S. sucks and he doesn’t want to come back,” Brown said.

An individual with knowledge of the incident said security was very “tight and aggressive backstage.” The person said Ifans stepped outside to smoke a cigarette, and when he tried to get back in security tried to stop him and his entourage, which escalated into an argument.

A statement from Lt. Brown read:

“Rhys Ifans (the Lizard in the new “Spider-Man” movie) was placed under citizen’s arrest for battery on a security guard. A member of his entourage did not have proper credentials for the entrance he was at. He was abusive, belligerent, and aggressive, and shoved a female security guard aside to shove his way through. After the panel, he was cited and released. He was verbally abusive to all around…security, the PD and the USA. After receiving his citation he left the venue.”

Lt. Brown added, “He hurt the security guard’s feelings. She almost cried. He’s a meanie.” Really, this all sounds a bunch of kids arguing in a sandbox. Plus, you expect a celebrity to show up to Comic-Con sober and not belligerent? How else are they going to tolerate the heat and high BO index?

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