BIG BEAR LAKE — Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison, a central character on the History Channel’s Pawn Stars, was arrested Sunday night after scuffling with a fellow bar patron in a Big Bear Lake saloon, reports The San Bernardino Sun.
Harrison, 27, of Las Vegas, was taken into custody following the March 20 incident at Murray’s Saloon and Eatery, and booked into the sheriff‘s Big Bear Lake jail for misdemeanor charges of battery and resisting arrest.
A verbal dispute between Harrison and the other bar-goer reportedly sparked the quarrel that soon intensified, prompting a security guard to seek help with the ruckus. The guard stepped outside and attracted the attention of a patrolling San Bernardino sheriff’s deputy around 10 p.m.
The officer investigated and, upon entering the saloon to help security get the situation under control, was engaged by Harrison, who reportedly also went after a security guard.
“He pushed a deputy and pushed a security guard at the bar,” San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokeswoman Arden Wiltshire told The Sun.
According to Wiltshire, Harrison was incarcerated for a few hours to allow him time to “sober up.” The reality TV star was then given a citation and sent on his way about 8 a.m. with no bail required.
“He was cooperative and apologetic this morning,” officials told E! News on Monday.
According to the History Channel’s Pawn Stars website, Harrison began working at the pawn shop when he was 9 and is “expertly trained in the art of appraisal.” The website also notes that “Corey has the brains to spot a cheat, and handles everything when it comes to hiring and firing employees and managing eBay clients.”