An actor on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives" was arrested in suburban Phoenix after trying to punch a bartender at a hotel bar, authorities said Wednesday.
Casey Moss, 21, is facing charges of assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, Scottsdale police spokesman Kevin Watts said.
The hotel called police around 12:30 a.m. Monday, reporting an intoxicated Moss tried to hit a bartender for refusing to serve him more alcohol and shoved another person. He then yelled and cursed at employees, police said.
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An officer handcuffed Moss and tried to escort him outside. When asked for his name, Moss allegedly yelled "I'm Casey Moss, and I'm an actor on 'Days of Our Lives.' "
Police said that's when he struggled with the officer, who took him down. He was transported to Scottsdale Jail but released Tuesday, Watts said.
He is scheduled for arraignment Nov. 2 according to Scottsdale city court records.
The actor was in town with several co-stars for a book signing at a Tempe bookstore celebrating the NBC show's 50th anniversary. Moss plays JJ Deveraux on the long-running soap. His biography on the program's website states he was raised in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler.
A spokeswoman for the show didn't immediately return a message seeking comment Wednesday.