Wendell Pierce Arrested In Atlanta

Bunk out here putting the political smackdown on folks?

Wendell Pierce, best known for his role as Detective William “Bunk” Moreland on “The Wire” was arrested in Atlanta on Saturday for allegedly assaulting a Bernie Sanders supporter.

Via TMZ:

Sources at the Loews Hotel in Atlanta tell us the actor struck up a convo with the woman and her boyfriend at around 3:30 AM. The talk turned political and Wendell — a big Hillary Clinton supporter — got upset when the woman declared her support for Bernie.

We’re told Wendell — who played Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in the HBO drama, “Confirmation” — became enraged, pushed the boyfriend and then went after his girlfriend … grabbing her hair and smacking her in the head.

Our source says the girl and her boyfriend went to their room and called hotel security, who then called cops. Pierce was arrested and booked for battery. He posted $1,000 bond and was released.

According to Atlanta Police Department spokesman Donald Hannah, the incident was not significant and was treated like “any other arrest.”

Wendell has gone radio silent on social media and did not comment on his arrest.

I’m sure there is more to this story. I seriously doubt Wendell is attacking folks over who they’re voting for.

Your thoughts?