Jared Padalecki, one of the co-stars of popular fantasy television series Supernatural, allegedly assaulted two employees of downtown Austin bar Stereotype early Sunday morning, as originally reported by Statesman.
According to the affidavit obtained by Eater, a group (one of whom was “a male with a cut on his eyebrow”) outside of Stereotype called over a nearby police officer on Sunday, October 27, around 2 a.m. The group pointed to Padalecki, who was also outside of the bar, and made “statements along the lines of ‘take this guy to jail,’” as Officer Mattingly described in the affidavit. Padalecki appeared to be drunk, and police ordered him into one of the patrol cars because he kept touching the officers, according to the affidavit.
Stereotype’s assistant manager Ian (whose last name wasn’t included in the affidavit) reportedly explained to the officers that Padalecki got into an argument with a group of people inside the bar, and that it became “physical.” Padalecki was escorted out of the building by staffers, when he began arguing with Ian, and then hit him in the face twice, as noted in the affidavit.
The general manager of Stereotype, Tyler (whose last name wasn’t included in the affidavit either), tried to stop Padalecki from re-entering the bar and separate him from the doorman. That’s when Padalecki fell down, rose, and “punched” Tyler above his left eye, according to the report.
Daniel, another Stereotype staffer, described Padalecki as “the antagonist one hundred percent,” according to the affidavit. Police arrested Padalecki and charged him with two counts of Class A misdemeanor, assault with injury.
Padalecki, who lives in Austin, seems to have a stake in Stereotype (found at 510 Rio Grande Street), though his exact role isn’t clear. According to the police affidavit, the bar’s general manager said that Padalecki is the owner. But yesterday a reporter for the Statesman tweeted that Padalecki is only an investor in the bar. Eater reached out to Stereotype to clarify, and a rep said that the bar isn’t commenting on the incident itself, nor commenting “on any party, employee, or patron’s involvement in the establishment/incident.”
Stereotype opened more than a year ago with a whole 1990s theme in the former Kung Fu Saloon space on West Sixth. The bar is run by Lion’s Share Hospitality, which also oversees nearby bar Parlor & Yard.