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'Kill Bill' Star Michael Madsen Arrested On Trespassing Charge Weeks After Son's Suicide
The property owner where Michael Madsen lives in a rental home apparently attempted to detain the actor in a citizen's arrest before calling police.
Just weeks after his son’s suicide, “Kill Bill” and “Reservoir Dogs” star Michael Madsen has been arrested on suspicion of trespassing on the property where he lives.
Madsen, 64, was arrested on Wednesday night at his home in Malibu, Entertainment Tonight reports. The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department deputies were called to the rental home around 9:00 p.m. after the property's owner reportedly detained Madsen in a citizen's arrest alleging he was trespassing.
California law allows for citizens arrests in misdemeanor cases if the offense was committed in the presence of the person making the arrest. It's unclear what caused the home's owner to charge his apparent tenant with trespassing.
Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies then transported the actor to West Hills Hospital before he was brought in to the station in Lost Hills, according to arrest records obtained by Entertainment Tonight. Madsen was issued a $500 citation for a misdemeanor trespassing charge and released by Thursday morning.
The sheriff’s department has not immediately responded to Oxygen.com’s request for comment. It’s not clear if the actor has an attorney.
The arrest comes just weeks after tragedy struck the Madsen family.
Madsen’s 26-year-old son Hudson Madsen died of suicide in Hawaii last month, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“I am in shock as my son, whom I just spoke with a few days ago, said he was happy — my last text from him was ‘I love you dad,’” Madsen told The Times in a statement at the time. “I didn’t see any signs of depression. It’s so tragic and sad. I’m just trying to make sense of everything and understand what happened.”
Hudson, who was also the godson of director Quentin Tarantino, was stationed as a U.S. Army sergeant on the island of Oahu; the Schofield Barracks/Fort Shafter Soldier and Family Assistance Center is the only Army base on the island, and is located northwest of the city of Honolulu.
Madsen told The Times that he has asked for a full investigation by the military into his son's death. He alleged “that officers and rank and file were shaming” his son for being in therapy, which caused him to stop his treatment.
Madsen, an actor and poet, is best known for his acting collaborations with Tarantino in which he often played criminals.