'Apprentice' Contestant Arrested

Chris Shelton, a contestant on NBC’s The Apprentice and real estate millionaire, was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge.

The 22-year-old Shelton is one of the six remaining contestants competing for a job with Donald Trump. He was taken into custody early Sunday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and released after posting $250 US bail.

Shelton was heard being loud in the hotel lobby and asked by tribal officials two times to calm down before being arrested, said Seminole police spokesman Gary Bitner.

“He was loud and he just wouldn’t calm down,” Bitner said.

Shelton was reportedly upset over a $20 cover charge for the hotel bar. Shelton “was at the lobby causing a scene,” the police report said. “There were several patrons in the area who were visibly shaken by his actions. After several attempts to calm Shelton, he continued to yell and curse, refusing to calm down and stop causing a scene.”

Shelton and some friends were staying at the hotel and celebrating his continued success on The Apprentice, Bitner said.

“We don’t really have any comment,” NBC spokesman Jim Dowd said. “This is clearly a private matter with Chris.” All but the final episode has been taped, and it isn’t known if Shelton makes it that far.

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