rhys ifans getty Rhys Ifans reportedly arrested at Comic Con for misdemeanor batteryRhys Ifans has been arrested at Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego for misdemeanor battery, according to The Wrap. Police say he shoved a female security guard, smelled of alcohol and became irate when a member of his entourage was not allowed inside the auditorium due to lack of proper credentials.

“He was aggressive and belligerent,” says Lt. Andra Brown. “He was … berating everyone from the security staff to the
United States of America.”

Ifans was charged, cited and released. He must now either pay a fine or contest the case before a judge.

Ifans was at Comic-Con because he stars in the upcoming “The Amazing Spider-Man” as villain Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard. You may also know him from “Notting Hill” and “The Replacements” or “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I,” wherein he played Luna’s father Xenophilius Lovegood.

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