'Brat Packer' Anthony Michael Hall accused of felony battery in altercation

Anthony Michael Hall, the TV veteran and cast-member of Brat Pack classic, The Breakfast Club, has been accused of felony battery in connection with an encounter with a neighbor in September.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office's complaint for an arrest warrant, filed last week, says the charge against Hall stems from an altercation between Hall and Richard Samson outside Hall's  condo in beachside Playa del Rey on Sept. 13.

The complaint says Hall, 48,  "personally inflicted great bodily injury" upon Samson.

The charges could bring up to four years in state prison, plus up to three more years for a "serious felony" under the California penal code.

There were few details in the complaint filed Nov. 17, said Ricardo Santiago, a media spokesman for the district attorney's office, adding that he's not sure whether Hall has been arrested.

A call from USA TODAY to Hall's representative was not immediately returned, and it's not clear whether he has a lawyer yet.

The Los Angeles Police Department, which investigated the incident, declined to comment about what its investigation found, according to media relations Officer Norma Eisenman.

TMZ reported that Samson suffered a broken wrist and injured back after Hall allegedly shoved him. TMZ posted a video of what it described as the alleged altercation but it's impossible to tell whether Hall is one of three figures seen in the blurry snippet.

Santiago said he couldn't comment on what evidence the district attorney used to base its complaint against Hall.

Hall has appeared or starred in numerous TV series, including The Dead Zone and Psych. His movie credits include The Dark Knight, but he's best remembered for playing baby-faced, brainy geeks in Sixteen Candles (1984) and The Breakfast Club.

That 1985 comedy/drama gave rise to a "Brat Pack" of young actors, such as Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez and Molly Ringwald, whose work in movies captured the mid-1980s spirit of hip and clean-cut rebellion.

USA TODAY


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