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Sam Worthington, "Avatar" star, pepper sprayed, arrested at Atlanta restaurant, report says

Sam Worthington
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Sam Worthington
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(CBS) "Avatar" star Sam Worthington was allegedly pepper sprayed and arrested outside a restaurant bar in Atlanta over the weekend after getting into a fight with a bouncer, TMZ reports.

The entertainment website says trouble began Saturday when the actor was denied entrance to the Vortex Bar & Grill, because he did not have proper identification and those at the door believed he was too inebriated.

A witness told police Worthington pushed the doorman, Jerry Link, who in return pepper sprayed the actor and held him in handcuffs until officers arrived on the scene, TMZ reports.

Link told TMZ that after being maced, Worthington screamed that he was a DEA agent and that Link was in trouble. While he is not in fact a DEA agent, Worthington does play one in the new Arnold Schwarzenegger movie "Ten," which is currently filming in Atlanta.

Method acting gone too far?

Worthington was reportedly arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct, but the case was thrown out Monday morning, because Link did not appear in court.

A manager at the restaurant confirmed the incident to, but would not comment on it.