Russell Hantz arrested for battery

Survivor Heroes vs. Villains cast member Russell Hantz was blindsided last night and blindsided someone at a street festival, shoving them and getting himself arrested for battery.

TMZ reports that Russell was at the Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette where he “allegedly ‘shoved’ somebody to the pavement,” “was immediately arrested by Lafayette City Police,” went to jail, and “was eventually released.”

So was he charged? With what? Or just released? That’s all the information the report has, which is annoying. TMZ’s reporting is occasionally impressive, but their writing totally sucks, which is perhaps why every single post is credited to “TMZ Staff” instead of someone who might be embarrassed to have their name associated with it.

Update: The Lafayette Daily Advertiser reports that Russell “was charged with simple battery” after police were alerted that a “woman was in a verbal argument with Hantz, during which he allegedly pushed her to the ground. The woman suffered minor injuries.” The paper has Russell’s mug shot.

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