Police: Soap actor tried to punch bartender at Arizona hotel
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — 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.
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.