Baron Geisler arrested for beating neighbor

Posted at 11/10/12 9:47 AM

Actor Baron Geisler. File Photo
MANILA, Philippines -- Actor Baron Geisler was arrested on Friday evening after he allegedly punched his neighbor in Quezon City.

Raymund Dela Rosa said he was watching television with his wife and three-year-old child when Geisler, who was allegedly drunk, suddenly broke into his house in East Fairview at around 7p.m.

Dela Rosa, who lives two doors away from the actor's house, said Geisler got some bread from their sari-sari store.

When Dela Rosa tried to confront the actor, Geisler reacted violently. The actor allegedly smashed a monobloc chair against the screen of the store and punched Dela Rosa in front of his family.

The incident allegedly caused trauma to the child.

Authorities said it was the aunt of Geisler who reported the incident to barangay officials.

Geisler was later brought to Quezon City Police Station 5 and spent the night in jail.

He is scheduled to undergo inquest proceedings Saturday afternoon at the Quezon City prosecutor's office.

The actor faces charges of physical injuries, malicious mischief and child abuse.

The actor has refused to comment on the incident.

Last year, Geisler stayed in a rehabilitation facility for six months because of his alcoholism. -- Report from Dennis Datu, dzMM