NEW YORK_—_Benjamin Curtis, better known as "Steven," the Dell Computer pitchman, was arrested Sunday night for buying a small bag of marijuana, police said.
Curtis, a 22-year-old actor and New York University drama student famous for the phrase, "Dude, you're getting a Dell," awaited arraignment Monday on a misdemeanor drug possession charge.
Police said he was arrested on New York City's Lower East Side after officers on a drug detail spotted him buying a small bag of marijuana from Omar Mendez, 19. Mendez faces drug sale and possession charges.
The Dell Dude's agent, Bonnie Shumofsky, had no comment until "we know what's going on."
Curtis' portrayal of Steven drove up computer sales and spawned T-shirts, caps, and backpacks, along with Web sites and online fan clubs.