Sandlot’s Star Michael Vitar Charged With Assaulting Man Passing Out Candy to Kids

Sandlot’s Star Michael Vitar Charged With Assaulting Man Passing Out Candy to Kids


Be warned, this story could ruin your childhood.


Michael Vitar, who played Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez in the beloved 1993 film The Sandlot, is facing assault charges after he and two friends allegedly beat up a guy in public on Halloween.

The former child actor, who is now a fireman in Los Angeles, and two of his buddies got into a brawl with a 22-year-old man walking around their neighborhood handing out candy to children who were trick-or-treating, TMZ reports.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office says Michael and his pals chased the man, jumped him, threw him to the ground, and the beatdown began.

All three men were arrested by LAPD and charged with felony assault. Michael was released on $30K bail and, as a result of this, he and his LAFD friends have been placed on administrative leave with pay while the case is underway.

If convicted, Michael and his buddies face up to four years in prison.

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