BRAD's ARRESTED (August 30th 2000)
Fort Lauderdale police charged actor Brad Renfro and a companion with grand theft after the two were accused of trying to drive a 45-foot yacht from its berth at Holiday Harbor early Monday morning.They didn't get far. According to police reports, they neglected to untie the boat's dock lines. As the boat pulled forward, the lines stretched and then yanked the $175,000 vessel back into the dock, damaging its stern. Renfro, 18, is in Fort Lauderdale filming Bully.More information about Renfro's companion, Harold Bond, 24, was unavailable Tuesday. The pair climbed onto the Time Out, a 1978 Hatteras, and started its engines about 3:40 a.m., waking up two people asleep on a nearby boat, reports say. They yelled at the pair to stop, then pulled Renfro and Bond from the boat, called police and guarded them until officers and the boat's manager, Paul Roydhouse, arrived. "(Renfro) seemed to be the most distraught about being arrested," Roydhouse said. Renfro has been in Broward County only three weeks and gave police a Las Olas Isles address as his temporary residence. Bond told police he lived in the 3200 block of Seville Street in Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale Police Department spokesman Mike Reed said Renfro was evasive when detectives questioned him early Monday morning. Police were investigating whether the two were under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Renfro posted his $10,000 bail at 9 p.m. Monday. Bond remained in Broward County Jail pending $10,000 bail as of Tuesday evening.A spokeswoman for Tri-Mark, which is producing Bully, said she had not heard of the charges and refused comment. Filming for Bully will continue through the fall.