After reports surfaced that Wendell Pierce, the actor best known for his role as Detective William “Bunk” Moreland on HBO’s “The Wire”, was arrested in Atlanta this weekend for attacking a Bernie Sanders supporter, reports now show that Pierce claims he wasn’t to blame for Saturday’s altercation.
In what may have started out as a heated political debate, ended in an alleged violent argument, resulting in Pierce being taken into custody on $1000 bond.
In Pierce’s mugshot, it appears he in fact did suffer a few battle scars to the face.
TMZ reports police say:
… Pierce and his girlfriend started talking politics with three people in the hallway of their Atlanta hotel. As we’ve reported — Pierce backs Hillary Clinton and the alleged victim is a Bernie Sanders supporter.
Pierce’s side of the story is he followed the Bernie fan and her friends to their room as they argued about Clinton and Sanders — but stayed outside the room. He claims they tried to pull him into the room … as he tried to run away.
The alleged victim has a more brutal memory of what happened. She says when Pierce followed, he stuck his arm in the door and tried to enter her hotel room. She claims when they tried to push him out, Pierce grabbed her hoodie and ripped it so hard it came off.
So…who do you think got the paws first?
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