Miles Teller isn’t doing much to alleviate his cocky bro rep. The “Fantastic Four” alum spent some time in a San Diego jail on Sunday after being arrested on suspicion of public intoxication.
The “Whiplash” and “War Dogs” star was partying with friends in Pacific Beach when an officer noticed that he was showing signs of being under the influence of alcohol, Officer Billy Hernandez of the San Diego Police Department told The Times.
Teller, 30, was swinging from side to side, slurring words and had bloodshot eyes, prompting the officer to detain him for evaluation, Hernandez said. During questioning, Teller lost his balance and almost fell in the street and was arrested “based on him not being able to care for his own safety,” Hernandez said.
The actor was transported to a detox center, where he would have been provided a cot and the ability to sober up, but was uncooperative with the volunteer staff and was rejected, Hernandez said.
It was then that he was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in public — a misdemeanor offense. Teller was booked at 2:09 a.m. and spent just under four hours in jail, Hernandez said.
He was released without bail, according to reports.
The young star took to Twitter to deny the story Monday afternoon, saying he wasn’t arrested but detained.
Responding to the tweets, the Police Department asserted that Teller had indeed been arrested.
“He was arrested and he was booked. He was in jail,” Hernandez told The Times in a second interview after Teller’s tweets.
Reps for Teller did not respond to The Times’ request for comment.
Update, 4 p.m.: This story has been updated to include Teller’s tweets and the Police Department’s response to them. A previous version also reported that Teller had been charged. He has not been formally charged.