Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Actor Nicholas Brendon arrested for third time in five months after allegedly damaging Florida hotel

Actor who played character of Xander Harris said was suffering from depression

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The actor Nicholas Brendon has been detained once again after an alleged disturbance at a Florida hotel.

Brendon, best known for playing the character Xander Harris in the hit television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was charged on Friday after allegedly damaging a hotel room in Tallahassee. He was released on $1,000 bail, according to the Associated Press.

This was the third time in five months that the 43-year-old actor had been arrested. Brendon faced similar charges after an incident last month at a Fort Lauderdale hotel. In October, he said said he would seek treatment after a similar arrest at an Idaho hotel.

Nicholas Brendon is best known for playing the character Xander Harris in the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Brendon, who also appeared in the series Criminal Minds, told the Tallahassee Democrat that he had taken sleeping pills and then went “into a blackout”.

He said he's been dealing with depression but not taking medication. He said he would seek medical help and meet with fans on Sunday at the ALT*Con pop culture festival.

“These events kind of give me help and I love meeting my fans,” he said. “So, it's kind of like the refuge outside of my head.”

In 2010 he was given a suspended one-year jail sentence stemming from a incident for which he was charged with attacking a police officer and vandalism. He went for treatment in 2004 and 2010.