Actor James Caan, famous for his role as a hotheaded gangster in "The Godfather," was released on his own recognizance Friday after being arrested because a rap musician accused him of pulling a gun during an argument, police reported.
Caan was arrested at 10 p.m. Thursday and booked for investigation in connection with an accusation of brandishing a weapon, a misdemeanor, Los Angeles Police Lt. John Dunkin said.
The actor said he was going to his brother's North Hollywood apartment when he got into an argument with another man, police said.
Caan, according to Dunkin, "is there to visit his brother, he's with a friend, they get out of the car and get into a confrontation with someone, possibly over vandalism. He goes back and gets a gun and brandishes it in a threatening manner."