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Nicholas Brendan AKA "Xander from Buffy" Arrested in Lauderdale for Not Paying Hotel Bill

TV actor Nicholas Brendan was hanging out at Shock Pop Comic Con in Fort Lauderdale when, at some point, he decided to take things up a few levels and show those comic nerds how real deal celebs party down -- and then he ended up behind bars for not paying his tab.

Brendan, an actor on Criminal Minds but probably best-known for his role as Xander on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was arrested at the Fort Lauderdale Hilton Monday for felony grand theft after refusing to pay the $350 room service tab, as well as an extra $450 for damages to his hotel room, according to TMZ. But give Brendon a break -- he probably couldn't really grasp the situation since police had to wake him up from a drunken slumber from inside a hotel employee's office, where he allegedly passed out after partying like an 80's rock star.

All this sounds like fun and games, but it seems Brendan is going through some tough times. Four months ago, a similar incident happened in Boise, Idaho. At another ComicCon, the 43-year-old was allegedly breaking dishes and causing a ruckus in his hotel lobby. According to a police press release, the cops came and when Brendan refused to obey their commands, he was arrested for resisting and obstruction.

Around that time, he was in the process of separating from his wife, Moonda Tee, who he had just married a week earlier.

A representative for Brendan released a statement to TMZ:

"Nicholas is, unfortunately, battling a disease that many of us don't understand. We are working with him to improve upon the situation at hand and look toward the future. He's sorry for his actions and takes what happened last night very seriously. We will take great care to ensure his safety in the future."

Brendon has obviously had a couple of bad times at ComicCons. But he's currently on a a comic convention tour, with several more dates planned: