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Michael Madsen

ARRESTED IN MALIBU

3/10/2012 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Madsen mug shot after being arrested
"Kill Bill" star Michael Madsen was arrested in L.A. today on suspicion of felony child endangerment ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement tells us ... Madsen was arrested in Malibu at 3:55 PM PT ... and he was taken to a nearby Sheriff's Dept. Madsen was released early Saturday morning and was in decent spirits on his way out, calling the whole incident a "big misunderstanding" (see video below).


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We're told police responded to a call about a family dispute at Madsen's Malibu home. 

According to law enforcement -- Madsen had gotten into a physical fight with his juvenile son -- and when cops arrived, they observed several signs of injury on his son. We're told Madsen also appeared to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of his arrest.

According to our sources, his son did not require medical attention.

We're told Madsen was booked on a charge of child endangerment with cruelty to a child -- a felony.

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Madsen's attorney, Perry Wander, tells us "[Michael] found his son smoking pot and they got in an argument when he tried to take it away. It's a family matter and Michael asks that his families privacy be respected."

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16.

Ryan    

Drunk at 3pm...lucrative.

927 days ago
17.

tellmeaboutit     

Ugh. What is with this guy? Not a bad actor, but his personal life sucks. The kid's smoking weed and dad's drinking? Nice. Where's the kid's mom?

927 days ago
18.

Jack    

Stay out of Malibu. Keep your ugly f****' goldbrickin' ass out of my beach community

927 days ago
19.

Carriss    

You mean Michael caught his son smoking weed and tried to take it for himself and his son whooped his old ass. Yea, I'll respect his privacy, along with the 5 million other people who just read this story. LOL. OOOPS so much for privacy.

927 days ago
20.

bring back recent posts    

..........he got peeved..couldn't d Coolie's hairstyle....

927 days ago
21.

Wellington     

Isn't Michael Madsen and Tom Sizemore the same person?

:)

927 days ago
22.

Beauty    

I remember the good 'ole days when you simply beat your kid's ass when they needed it.

Nowadays, half the state gets involved along with CPS and the COPS.

Sheesh.

927 days ago
23.

Beauty    

PS - I'd be drinking at 3 in the afternoon too if my kid was a worthless druggie

927 days ago
24.

DR    

"his families privacy be respected." - who does your editing?
It should be "his family's privacy be respected." Some village is missing its idiot.

927 days ago
25.

Aquarianne    

Maybe if he wasn't drunk he could be an example to his son about living while not under the influence.

927 days ago
26.

Sarge Byrom    

if ya stomp the pizz out of him every day until he turn 18 ya might make a man out of him one day.

927 days ago
27.

TH    

Sorry, but if this kids was 16 years old or older and was living under Michael Madsen's roof, then the police should stay out of it. Let the father handle this.

What does this say to the kid? Push your family to the point of them breaking and then run and call the police when it get's tough.

If you want to know what is wrong with our society, read this article. The day we allow kids to avoid responsibility and consequences is the day America started going down hill.

927 days ago
28.

oldiebutgoodie    

Perfect. An drunk father trying to stop his son from smoking some pot. What's wrong with this picture? That's really calling the kettle black. Great role model...what do you expect Michael?

927 days ago
29.

oldiebutgoodie    

Perfect. An drunk father trying to stop his son from smoking some pot. What's wrong with this picture? That's really calling the kettle black. Great role model...what do you expect Michael?

927 days ago
30.

Deelight    

WHO?? OMG let us all know named people go out and do stupid S&*! so we can claim fame...

927 days ago
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