Video has surfaced of actor Charlie Sheen interacting with loving fans at Hennessey's Tavern in Dana Point earlier this month–and then getting escorted out in a headlock and flung to the street.
Here it is (apologies for the opening ad):
The backstory: Sheen went fishing with friends off the Orange Coast on Oct. 10, capping the day with some imbibing at the legendary watering hole that is just a tad inland from the harbor. As you can see at the start of the video, he glady poses for selfies with fans who crashed his table, and the Orange County Register has a shot of Sheen smiling with some kids.
But when a woman tried to record cell-phone video of the 50-year-old gossip column mainstay, Sheen apparently blew up, threw the device against a wall and quickly found himself in the clutches of a Hennessey's bouncer, reports Paige Austin of San Clemente Patch.
The end of the video above shows Sheen being ushered out of the establishment in a headlock before being tossed across the sidewalk out front.
It's a shame because the mercurial star, whose FX sitcom Anger Management ended with its 100th episode on Dec. 22, has much in common with hordes of South Countians who also strongly oppose vaccinations.
Oh yeah, remember when I wrote here about Sheen's character in The Chase passing through South County on the way to Mexico with Kristy Swanson's character, whose father was obviously based on Irvine Co. billionaire Don Bren? (I do but, sadly, our online archives don't so I can't link to it. Trust me, it was the stuff of Pulitzers.)
Sheen's latest OC adventure has already been overshadowed in the gossip press by a dental technician in Los Angeles suing her former boss because, she claims, he fired her for reporting to police the actor attacked her verbally and physically during an office visit and that the dentist did nothing to protect her.
According to imdb, Sheen appears as himself in a documentary currently filming titled Do You Think I'm a Joke?