'The Flash' actor Ezra Miller arrested after becoming 'agitated' by karaoke singers in Hawaii
"Justice League" star Ezra Miller was arrested in Hawaii over a disorderly patron call and became subject to a temporary restraining order in a separate incident hours later, in which he allegedly broke into a couple's bedroom, police said.
Miller, who plays the superhero Flash in the DC Universe, was charged with disorderly conduct and harassment on Sunday after becoming "agitated" by people singing karaoke, the Hawaii Police Department said in a press release.
Miller, 29, began to yell obscenities once patrons at a bar in Hilo, Hawaii, began singing and at one point grabbed a microphone from a 23-year-old woman, according to police. They also lunged at a 32-year-old man playing darts, the release said.
Hours later, police escorted Miller off a Hilo property after a resident called police asking for advice about removing two houseguests from his property, Hawaii Police Assistant Chief Kenneth Quiocho told the Associated Press. According to court records, two people filed a petition Tuesday asking for a temporary restraining order against Miller for that incident, accusing the actor of bursting into their bedroom and threatening them.
The couple also accused Miller in their petition of stealing some belongings, including a passport and wallet. Miller’s agent and lawyers didn’t immediately return messages from the AP seeking comment.
On Wednesday, a Hawaii judge granted the couple’s request for a temporary restraining order, saying that it was necessary to grant the couple’s petition to prevent harassment.
USA TODAY has reached out to the Hawaii Police Department and Miller's reps for comment.
Miller took issue late Sunday with people singing the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper ballad “Shallow” at a bar mostly frequented by locals in Hilo, a small town on the Big Island, Quiocho told the AP.
Miller was asked to calm down multiple times by the bar owner "to no avail" and was arrested with bond set at $500. They were later released on bail.
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Miller has been the source of police calls in Hilo 10 times since March 7, Quiocho told the AP, adding it’s not clear how long Miller has been on the island.
They were “manini” incidents — a Hawaii Pidgin term that can mean minor or small — such as filming people at a gas station, refusing to leave the sidewalk area of a restaurant and arguing with people, Quiocho said.
Miller also stars as Credence Barebone in the Harry Potter prequel series "Fantastic Beasts" with the third installment, "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore," hitting movie theaters April 15. They will reprise their role as Flash in a solo film expected to be released in 2023.
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Contributing: Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press; Charles Trepany, USA TODAY
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