Actor Sam Worthington, who is in Atlanta to film “Ten,” a cop-themed movie, came into contact with some of Atlanta’s finest over the weekend. It was not a friendly meeting.
According to an Atlanta Police Department incident report, an officer responded at 10 p.m. Saturday night to a call that a security guard at the Vortex at 878 Peachtree St. had pepper-sprayed someone. That someone turned out to be Worthington.
Here’s what happened:
The security officer told the police officer “that while he was on duty at the Vortex he observed (Worthington) walking on the sidewalk. (Worthington) appearing falling off-balance while he was walking toward the Vortex restaurant.”
The security officer, observing that Worthington appeared “highly intoxicated,” told him he could not enter the Vortex, the APD incident report said. Worthington evidently did not take that news well. The security officer said Worthington “was being disorderly verbally by using profane language,” the incident report said. The security officer also said Worthington pushed him with his hands, and responded by pepper spraying him and cuffing him until police arrived, the report said.
A witness interviewed by the responding officer backed up the security guard’s account. The police officer reported that Worthington was treated by a paramedic, but that there were no other injuries. The Atlanta City Jail said that Worthington was released Sunday morning after paying a $453 cash bond.