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Nicholas Brendon aka Xander from Buffy arrested for choking girlfriend

Nicholas Brendon aka Xander from Buffy arrested for choking girlfriend

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Most of know Nicholas Brendon as Xander from “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer,” as the guy who protected the girl, but real life can often be a very different thing for actors. An actor best known for his roles in the television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Criminal Minds” got into an argument with a girlfriend, choked her and was arrested, police said Thursday.

Nicholas Brendon, who played Xander Harris on “Buffy” from 1997 to 2003 and Kevin Lynch on “Criminal Minds” from 2007 to 2014, faces charges of robbery, obstruction of breathing and criminal mischief, Saratoga Springs police Lt. Bob Jillson said.

The girlfriend told police officers who were called to a downtown hotel on Wednesday night that she had gone to return property to Brendon and told him she intended to leave, Jillson said. But Brendon objected, grabbed her car keys and then threw her cellphone into the street when she tried to call for help, a police report said.

Lieut. Bob Jillson of the Saratoga Springs Police Department told People that police were called to a hotel around 11:30 p.m. for a reported domestic disturbance.

“We got to the room and we found a 33-year-old female there by herself, and she reported that she had been in a domestic incident with Nick, and he had subsequently left before we got there. She did not have any physical injuries that we were aware of,” he told People. The woman told police that she had visited Brendon to give him some belongings and that when she tried to leave, he took her car keys and smashed her phone.

“It sounds like it went downhill from there,” Jillson said. “He allegedly grabbed her by the throat and started choking her.”

Brendon, who has been arrested multiple times over the past year, was gone when officers arrived but was arrested a short while later a few blocks away. Jillson said alcohol was involved but he didn’t know if Brendon was intoxicated.

Brendon, who’s from Sherman Oaks, California, was released from jail Thursday after posting a $20,000 bond. He didn’t immediately comment on his Facebook page, where he posted a statement after a previous arrest. His manager didn’t return a phone call seeking comment.

In May, Brendon was charged with public intoxication while in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for the XCon World Comic Convention. In March, he was charged with criminal mischief and property damage at a Florida hotel. In February, he was arrested on charges he refused to pay a bill at another Florida hotel.

Last October, he apologized after being arrested on charges of resisting officers and malicious injury to property after a confrontation at the Tree City Comic Con in Boise, Idaho.

Brendon has appeared in several other TV series, including “Married with Children,” ”Kitchen Confidential” and “Without a Trace.”

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