According to American media, the owner of the property, where Madsen lived until February 17, carried out a citizen’s arrest, after which he contacted the police. The actor, who he had meanwhile locked up until the police arrived to arrest him. The Hollywood star was released on Thursday morning and was fined $500 (almost 450 euros).
A source tells Daily Mail that the house – worth 5.3 million dollars (4.7 million euros) – was wrongly rented to Madsen for a year. The owner had spent two years trying to get the landlords – who owe him thousands of euros – out of his house, but due to the corona crisis, the legal procedure was delayed for two years.
Death of son
Madsen’s arrest comes a month after the tragic death of his son, who committed suicide at the age of 26. The actor recently told the LA Times: “I still can’t believe it. I spoke to him a few days ago and he said he was ‘happy’.”
The 64-year-old star also shared the last message he received from Hudson. “He sent me: ‘I love you, Dad.’ It’s so tragic and sad. I’m mostly trying to understand what happened now, especially as I haven’t seen any signs of depression in him.”