PLAYA DEL REY (CBS) — Anthony Michael Hall, known as a member of the ’80s “Brat Pack”, was arrested at his Playa Del Rey condo after a neighbor claims the actor threatened to “beat him to a pulp”.

The actor, who used to play a beloved skinny geek in films such as the ’80s classics “The Breakfast Club” and “Sixteen Candles”, transformed his body and career over the years.

Now neighbors say Hall has changed his image to the neighborhood bully.

On Saturday, neighbors say Hall started banging on a neighbor’s door for complaining about his loud music, threatening he’d beat him “to a pulp”.

“Anyone wanting to have a fight, or ensue a fight with a neighbor, over nothing just because you’re drunk and then banging on someone’s door and trying to get in to beat up somebody else is just not called for,” said one neighbor, who only wanted to be identified as Tracy.

A handful of residents at the condominium complex say they fear for their safety because the actor is full of rage. He’s allegedly shown erratic, aggressive behavior over the past few months.

“They have children and stuff here too and there’s no place for that kind of behavior,” Tracy said.

Actors Anthony Michael Hall And Molly Ringwald at the Kodak Theatre on June 12, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (credit: Getty Images)

The 43-year-old actor was arrested and charged on a misdemeanor for a citizen’s arrest alleging assault. Hall was released on $500 bail, police reported.

“I’ve always found him to be an affable, warm guy — a really friendly guy,” said Bob Hughes, who’s known the actor for about 10 years.

Hall could not be reached for comment.

Comments (8)
  1. Kobe Champ says:

    Probably “Roid Rage”

    1. Michael J. McDermott says:

      Shoi, I’m shoi it is.

  2. greg says:

    sure looks like it huh, guys all blown up, sounds like a trip to rehab to avoid jail time and a $10k fine

  3. Moviemanforever says:

    Remember this loser on Saturday Night Live? What a disaster! A lot of these people stick around 20 after their careers ended. He should go back to school and become a medical assistant or a back-office secretary.

  4. Karen says:

    I am glad the Glendale Police takes noise complaints seriously. Hall would not have to talk to his neighbor because the police would have done it.

    Even though Los Angeles Municipal Code says that daytime noise needs to be limited to 60 decibels or so (normal conversation noise level), the police say they can’t do anything about blasting stereos until 11pm. Probably because they don’t know what a decibel is.

    Maybe Hall was frustrated with the loud music. It gets on my nerves and all kinds of researchers say loud noise causes stress. I don’t like stress.

    1. Hoya Saxa says:

      Please read the story again. It was HALL who had the loud music, not the neighbor:

      “On Saturday, neighbors say Hall started banging on a neighbor’s door for complaining about his loud music, threatening he’d beat him “to a pulp”.”

      The neighbor complained about Hall’s loud music, and shocked that anyone would have a problem with Anthony Michael Hall blaring Only A Lad or Weird Science at 1am in all of its John Hughes glory, Hall went to teach the neighbor a lesson, to wit: You mess with the bull, you get the horns!

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