Johnny Depp, the star of "Edward Scissorhands" and "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," was arrested early Tuesday and accused of smashing furniture and glass in his room at the Mark Hotel on East 77th Street in New York, but officials said charges of felony criminal mischief would be dropped after he pays $9,767 for the damage.
"We told the court that this was the defendant's first arrest and that he had agreed to make total restitution to the hotel," Barbara Thompson, a spokeswoman for the Manhattan district attorney, said after he was arraigned Tuesday afternoon.Police officer Eileen Perez, who responded to a call by the hotel at 5:30 a.m., described the scene she found in Room 1410. "We opened the door and there was Depp sitting there, smoking a cigarette, cool and calm," she said. His girlfriend, the model Kate Moss, was with him, the officer said.
"There was glass all over the place and furniture upside down and broken table legs," she continued.
As he was taken to the 19th Precinct station house, she related, Depp said to another officer, referring to Perez: "I don't think she likes me. But if she saw me at a mall, I bet she would ask me for an autograph."
"No, Johnny," Perez responded, "I don't think so."