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Columbus Short found himself behind bars in Texas on July 4th after getting into yet another bar fight.

The former “Scandal” star was celebrating Independence Day by tossing back a few drinks at Katy Trail Ice House in Dallas. According to, he was there for about four hours before he seemingly tried to leave the bar without paying his extensive bill. A security guard tried talking to him, but the actor snapped.

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Columbus, who had been drinking rather heavily that day, accused the black guard of racism before they got into altercation. Several off-duty officers working at Katy Trail broke up the fight, but the actor started yelling at them. The situation escalated as Columbus tried to attack the cops!

One witness told TMZ that Columbus “”He was like a dog with a bone who wouldn’t let it go.”

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Authorities took the actor into custody for public intoxication before throwing him in jail. This is Columbus’ fourth arrest in four months. Neithr he nor his reps have spoken out on the situation at this time.


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