Sandlot Actor Michael Vitar Charged with Assaulting a Man Passing Out Candy to Kids

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Michael Vitar–best known as Benny “the Jet” Rodriguez in the 1993 childhood staple The Sandlot–has been charged with assault, according to The Huffington Post. Specifically, he faces a charge for assault “by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury,” per a press release from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. In other words, things are not looking up for the ~fictional~ Los Angeles Dodgers player.

So, what exactly went wrong? Here’s what we do know: Michael, now a firefighter for the Los Angeles Fire Department, his neighbor Thomas Molnar and his LAFD peer Eric Carpenter brutally attacked a 22-year-old man passing out candy to children in a local neighborhood on Halloween.

The press release states the three men got irate after witnessing the 22-year-old–who was visiting his grandmother–give treats to children as he walked down the street.

“After chasing the victim down the street, the three defendants reportedly jumped him,” the press release reads. “They then allegedly forced the victim to the ground before Carpenter choked him.”

Yikes. And get this: If found guilty, Michael faces up to four years in jail. That’s way worse than “The Beast,” am I right?

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