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Actor James Farentino arrested in battery case

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June 14, 2010 11:22 PM EST | AP


LOS ANGELES — Actor James Farentino has been booked on suspicion of misdemeanor battery following a citizens' arrest at his Hollywood home.

Los Angeles police said Monday that the 72-year-old actor tried to physically remove a man from his house late Sunday. The man, who police said had visible bruises, made the citizens' arrest.

Farentino was taken to a police station and spent the night in jail before being released on $20,000 bail.

It wasn't immediately clear if Farentino has a publicist or agent, and a home phone listing for Farentino could not be found.

An actor since the 1960s, Farentino had a recurring role on the television show "Dynasty" and starred in the movie "The Final Countdown."