'The Mighty Ducks' actor Shaun Weiss arrested for public intoxication
Shaun Weiss was reportedly arrested in Oroville, California, for public intoxication but was released after a night in the drunk tank.
Television and film star Shaun Weiss, best known for his portrayal of Gary Goldberg in 'The Mighty Ducks' films and the Disney film 'Heavyweights,' was reportedly arrested for public intoxication. A mugshot taken of the 39-year-old paints the picture of a star who is going through difficult times. Sporting an untrimmed, shaggy beard, sunken cheeks, and unkempt hair, Weiss has fallen far from his heyday.
According to TMZ, the actor was arrested by law enforcement in Oroville, California, at about 1 am on Sunday, about an hour north of Sacramento. He was reportedly kept in the drunk tank by the police for a few hours and then released without a citation.
A statement from the Oroville Public Safety Department read: " On August 4th, at 12:47 am, officers contacted Shaun Weiss near a business located on the 1700 block of Oro Dam Blvd. Weiss was arrested for being under the influence of drugs."
"He was transported and booked into the Butte County Jail. He was arrested for intoxication only and no further criminal proceedings are desired at this time, pursuant to 849(b)(2)PC."
The 39-year-old has had a difficult few years. A year ago, he was sentenced to 150 days in the LA County jail for stealing $151 worth of merchandise from a Fry electronics store. Five days after that incident, he was arrested once again after being found in possession of methamphetamine and sentenced to 90 days in county jail. Fortunately for him, he would have to spend just 12 days out of his sentence in prison because of a problem of overcrowding.
At the time of his arrest, his manager Don Gibble had said: "[Shaun] hopes jail will help him, and maybe while he is in jail he will write something," and that Weiss had hit "rock bottom." But it's now apparent that the actor's problems run deeper, with his run-ins with the law becoming increasingly frequent.
Besides his role in 'The Mighty Ducks,' Weiss also had a supporting role in the short-lived NBC dramedy 'Freaks and Geeks' as well as some cameo appearances on the American sitcom 'The King of Queens.' He has also featured in numerous commercials.