'Survivor' villain Russell Hantz busted for battery

russell-hantz-survivor-heroes-vs-villains-large.jpg "Survivor's" favorite love-to-hate villain has had a run-in with the law.

Russell Hantz -- he of the piercing eyes, pot belly and black soul -- was arrested in Lafayette, Louisiana Friday morning (April 23) for attacking someone at the Festival International de Louisiane, reports TMZ.

The castaway was partying during the five-day Francophone world music street fest when he allegedly "shoved" a fellow festivalgoer to the pavement.

Before you could say "Survivors, ready? Go!" he was cuffed and taken to a nearby jail where he was eventually released.

Hantz, who was a runner-up on "Survivor: Samoa," is currently still in play on "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains."