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Shaun Weiss, an actor most known for his childhood role in the family film “The Mighty Ducks,” was arrested in California over the weekend after allegedly breaking into a stranger’s home while high on methamphetamine.
Weiss, 41, was arrested on Sunday at around 7 a.m. after the Marysville Police Department received a call from a homeowner reporting a burglary in progress, the department said in a release issued earlier this week. Upon officers' arrival, the victim, an unnamed male who lives alone, told police that he’d seen a stranger inside his garage who had not been given permission to be there. Once officers entered the garage, they found a male suspect, later identified as Weiss, in the homeowner’s car, police said.
The passenger side window had been broken and there was glass on the ground, police said, leading them to conclude that Weiss was able to get into the car by smashing in a window. Officers ordered Weiss to get out of the vehicle, and they were later able to ascertain his identity via his California Driver’s License.
When speaking with police, Weiss admitted that he did not live at the home, and said that the car wasn't his, police said. Authorities went on to say that Weiss “displayed symptoms” that suggested that he was under the influence of methamphetamines at the time of the incident, according to the release.
Weiss was arrested for residential burglary and being under the influence of a controlled substance — specifically, methamphetamine — and he was booked at the Yuba County Jail on $52,500 bail, authorities said. However, online jail records show that Weiss’ bail has since been reduced to $25,000, although he is still in custody.
Following his arrest, Marysville Police realized that Weiss was an actor and confirmed his identity as the star of several TV shows and movies.
Weiss made a name for himself as a young actor with roles in films like 1992’s “The Mighty Ducks" and its two sequels, and the 1997 sitcom, “The Tony Danza Show.” His most recent role was in the 2016 short, “Netflix & Chill,” his IMDb profile shows.
Sunday’s arrest was not Weiss’ first brush with the law. The former child actor spent 90 days in jail in 2017 after getting arrested for possessing methamphetamine, Entertainment Tonight reports. He was arrested the following year for public intoxication, which prompted him to seek treatment for substance abuse issues.
“At this time, in an effort to break free from the self-destructive patterns of behavior and drug abuse that have landed me at rock bottom, (to be real... BELOW rock bottom. Even rock bottom is like 'holy sh-t, how'd you get all the way down there?'),” Weiss wrote in a Facebook post at the time, according to the outlet. “I have checked in to a well-regarded, long term rehabilitation center. I have surrendered to the reality that without immediate treatment my life is in imminent danger.”
He added later, “I'm determined to return to my old self. My mind is set on health and well-being.”
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