While publicity is always good to have, the DJ Qualls police beating is pretty much the worst way you could possibly get back in the public eye. “I was tackled, he put his forearm against the back of my head pushed it into the road, busting open my chin..dont wanna relive,” Qualls tweeted about the alleged incident, which reportedly happened Friday while the actor was in Vancouver filming an episode of Supernatural. “Was not arrested b/c was innocent. I was handcuffed and bleeding while the cop kept saying to me, ‘you think youre f—ing better than me?” This sounds awful. Plus if we remember The New Guy correctly, DJ Qualls weights about 75 lbs soaking wet. It would be like pummeling a Swiffer Sweeper! Why would anyone do such a thing?
Qualls says he “literally did nothing wrong” to incite the incident, which he claims happened after he approached police to alert them to a domestic violence situation he had witnessed on the street. The Vancouver Sun reports that the police department has already begun an internal investigation into the incident. Tweet Qualls yesterday, “The events of Friday night in no way shape or inform my opinions of Vancouver or Canada as a whole. I feel fortunate I get to work here.” Though, imagine how fortunate he would feel if he hadn’t gotten a surprise Canadian beatdown.