'Mighty Ducks' star Shaun Weiss has been arrested in California
At just after midnight on Saturday of this weekend, Shaun Weiss - who is best known for his role in the 1992 sports comedy, The Mighty Ducks - was apprehended in Oroville, California. The 39-year-old was picked up by cops after reportedly exhibiting clear signs of public intoxication.
Now, police have released his mugshot - and sadly it appears that the years have not been kind to the former child star.
In a post on Facebook, the Oroville Public Safety Department said:
"We have been inundated with calls from various news outlets and others about an arrest that occurred over the weekend.
"On August 4th, at 12:47am, 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. Please do not contact police dispatch regarding this incident."
According to TMZ, the "cops cut him a break after he spent a few hours in the drunk tank", and later released him without formally citing him for being drunk and disorderly.
But this isn't the first run-in with the law that Weiss has had in recent years.
In July last year, he was arrested for petty theft (an offence he'd already committed once previously) after he stole $151 worth of merchandise from a branch of Fry’s Electronics. He was sentenced to 150 days in L.A. County Jail for the crime, but only ended up serving 12 days due to overcrowding in the facility.
"Hopefully when he gets out he will go to rehab so he can stay sober," a representative said.
Unfortunately, it seems that Weiss did not manage to clean up his act, as he was apprehended only a short while later for a different crime.
Almost exactly a year ago, on August 9th 2017, the actor was sentenced to 90 days in county jail after being arrested for possession of suspected methamphetamine in Burbank. Once again, a representative for Weiss provided a statement, saying that the sentence was "the best thing for him".
"He has hit his bottom," they said. "Hopefully he will stay clean and sober when he gets out."
Fans have responded to the news of Weiss' arrest with shock and sadness.
"If you showed me this without saying who it was - I would have never guessed that this was Goldberg!" wrote one person. "Christ - what a downward spiral - On the looks of him - no future Mighty Ducks film will have Goldberg!"
"I really admire those Hollywood kids who can walk away when it’s over and make a new life for themselves but I guess it’s not easy," commented another. "I wish Mr. Weiss all the best."
As of yet, a representative has not offered a statement on Weiss' most recent brush with the law, but no doubt his people hope that this incident will urge him to find treatment for his alcoholism very soon.