Andy Dick

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Andy Dick was arrested late on Friday on suspicion of grand theft after allegedly stealing a person's necklace and spent the night in jail.

He has not commented. According to People magazine, the 48-year-old troubled actor and comedian is accused of stealing a necklace last week. He was reportedly riding a bicycle in town and stopped next to a man, asking him if he could look at his chain. The man agreed and handed over the necklace, reportedly worth $1,000, and the allegedly actor rode off with it. The man then reported the incident to police, according to the magazine.

Dick was arrested in a well-trafficked area of Hollywood, located near many nightclubs, on Friday at 11:10 p.m., according to police records. He was detained on suspicion of felony grand theft, a spokesperson told E! News. The actor was released at 5:20 a.m. on Saturday after a $25,000 bond was posted. Dick has a Dec. 4 court date.

If convicted, he could be sentenced to a maximum punishment of three years in state prison. If he ends up being charged with a misdemeanor, it drops to one year.

It is unclear if Dick was under the influence at the time of his arrest. Dick has battled substance abuse for years and talked about his struggles with addiction on the reality shows Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew and Dancing With the Stars. He has made headlines and has been arrested several times before for unruly behavior.

He was booked for misdemeanor disorderly conduct involving drugs with alcohol over a disturbance at a Marie Callender's restaurant in the California town of Temecula in 2011. In 2010, he was arrested for sexual abuse after allegedly groping a bouncer at a West Virginia bar. The criminal charges was later dismissed after Dick agreed to undergo a pre-trial diversion program

In 2008, Dick was detained outside a Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar for alleged sexual battery and drug possession after being accused of touching a 17-year-old girl inappropriately. He pleaded guilty to battery and pot possession and received probation.

—Reporting by Ruth O'Neill

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