What has become of Anthony Michael Hall? (Universal City Studios/UNIVERSAL CITY STUDIOS)

According to LAPD sources cited by the Times, the former Brat Packer was tearing up plants in his building’s common area. When a neighbor heard the noise (of plants weeping?), the actor reportedly started yelling bad words at him. Hall, best known for his nerd king role in “Sixteen Candles,” later went to the man’s door and asked him to fight. That’s when police were called.

He was released from police custody Tuesday. I expect this sort of behavior from a Judd Nelson character, but not from Farmer Tedd.