Spencer Pratt Arrested In Costa Rica

'It was an honest mistake,' former 'Hills' star tells MTV News.

Spencer Pratt, formerly of [url id="/shows/the_hills/season_6/series.jhtml"]"The Hills,"[/url] was arrested and released in Costa Rica on Saturday.

According to Pratt's rep, Pratt was attempting to leave the country when he was arrested on a felony firearm possession charge. He was booked and processed at a local jail, and he was released after he turned in his weapons and signed a confession.

In a statement to MTV News, Pratt said, "As part of my spiritual cleansing I've spent the last week living alone in the jungle, reflecting on my past transgressions, and working to become a better person. I had to live off the land, and hunt to survive. As I departed the country this morning to continue my spiritual journey, I mistakenly brought my hunting weapons to the airport. It was an honest mistake, and they sent me on my way. On an unrelated note, I'm not allowed in the country anymore — but that's because of the chicken incident."

Early Sunday morning he tweeted, "Arrested in Costa Rica. If I knew the gov't was Team Jacob, I wouldve kept my mouth shut."

Pratt explained to MTV News last month that he was in Costa Rica because he was hoping to reconcile with soon-to-be-ex-wife Heidi Montag, who filed for divorce from him last month. "We're working things through," he said. "Clearly I care for her, but the divorce is a superficial title 'cause I didn't cheat on her. And then she divorces me to clean her image. That doesn't fly with me. As much as I was like, 'Do it' [with the divorce], I never thought it would work. You can't be Speidi and then all of a sudden get a divorce."