'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson': DJ Qualls Got Beat Up By A Vancouver Police Officer (VIDEO)

12/13/2011 05:30 am ET | Updated Feb 12, 2012

DJ Qualls is sporting a new growth of beard stubble, but this isn't a look he was intending on adopting. On "'The Late Late Show" (Weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS), he called it his "police brutality beard" because every time he tries to shave, he cuts a scar he received from a getting beaten by a Vancouver police officer in late September 2011.

Considering the pointless brutality of the alleged encounter, Qualls was very calm, and almost jovial about it. At first, Quall said the cop thought he looked like a threat to public safety. But then he said, "The bare bones of it. I was not doing anything. I'm small. The cop wanted to beat up somebody he could take."

Neither of these could be the real tale, but all that talk about beating up Qualls got Geoff fired up, and he started goading the actor. After saying Qualls looked like him with skin, Geoff threw down the gauntlet. "I'll take you out, Qualls," he said.

"Walk over here," Qualls said, effectively silencing the stationary skeleton robot.