The former Scandal actor was at popular Dallas, Texas bar Katy Trail Ice House, for over four hours yesterday. Witnesses say Short got up from his seat and appeared to be trying to leave the bar without paying his tab. A security guard also took notice of the situation and attempted to get involved but, TMZ reports, Short began screaming when confronted.
Columbus reportedly accused the security guard of being racist. He’s said to have fired back, pointing out that he was also black. After exchanging words the two finally came to blows.
According to TMZ several off duty police officers, who work at the bar on weekends, jumped in and broke up the fight.
Short then directed his anger toward the police officers, screaming and trying to attack them. One source who witnessed the fight says, “he was like a dog with a bone who wouldn’t let it go.”
Police then arrested Short for public intoxication. He was taken to jail shortly after.
This is the second bar fight Columbus has been involved in in the last few months. The first ended with Short knocking out the other person involved.
We are praying for Columbus, even Olivia Pope can’t fix this.
SOURCE: TMZ | PHOTO CREDIT: WENN