That's the story told about actor Michael Madsen over the weekend by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.
Officials there said he was arrested Friday afternoon.
Deputies said in a statement that the 54-year-old ...
... appeared under the influence of alcohol got into a physical altercation with his teenage son.
The kid was okay, officials said.
TMZ reported that Madsen was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and cruelty to a child. He was held in lieu of $100,000, according to sheriff's officials, but bailed out.
He later told TMZ the situation was a big "misunderstanding."
Sheriff's inmate data indicates a separate arrest for Madsen on Wednesday, an item that put him behind bars in lieu of $5,000 bail before his release a few hours later.
His last arrest came Friday at 2:15 p.m., according to the sheriff's department. Where was it? "Residence in the city of Malibu ... ," reads the statement.
(While most other press releases include a block location and actual allegations, celebrities are clearly special for Teflon Sheriff Lee Baca's department. See Mel Gibson, et. al.).
In any case, Madsen's family problems add up to a felony accusation, according to TMZ.