"Mighty Ducks" Actor Shaun Weiss Arrested For Public Intoxication

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"Mighty Ducks" Actor Shaun Weiss Arrested For Public Intoxication

By Beth Leipholtz 08/08/18

Weiss was reportedly held in custody until he sobered up.

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Shaun Weiss, best known for his role in the Mighty Ducks movies, was arrested in Northern California in the early morning of Saturday, August 4, according to People

According to a police statement, officers came across 38-year-old Weiss and three other individuals outside of a closed business complex in Oroville, California. 

“Weiss was arrested for being under the influence of drugs,” the statement read. “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.”

Lt. Chris Nicodemus tells People that the group was “behaving erratically with flashlights” and officers suspected drugs or alcohol as a factor. As officers confronted the group, Nicodemus states it was obvious that Weiss was high on some sort of substance, though the exact type was not determined and no blood test was taken. 

After being taken into custody, Weiss was reportedly held until coming down from the substance he was on. He was then released without charges, which, according to Nicodemus, is typical for public intoxication arrests in the state.

At the scene, Nicodemus says, Weiss was not argumentative or violent. Instead, according to arresting officers, he was “witty.”

Though this was Weiss’ first interaction with the Oroville police, it was not his first confrontation with law enforcement. 

In 2017, Weiss was sentenced to 150 days in jail for stealing $151 worth of merchandise from a Fry's Electronics in California. Two days after being arrested for that incident, Weiss pleaded no contest to petty theft, according to Fox News. It was his second such offense.

Shortly after the incident at Fry’s Electronics, Weiss was charged with a misdemeanor for meth possession and he was sentenced to 90 days in jail.

While Weiss’ most well-known role was in the 1990s as Greg Goldberg in the The Mighty Ducks movies, he most recently appeared in Netflix & Chill in 2016. Prior to that, Weiss held a handful of small roles in various movies and TV shows.

According to People, Weiss and his manager did not return requests for comments regarding his latest encounter with law enforcement.

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Beth is a Minnesota girl who got sober at age 20. By day she is a website designer, and in her spare time she enjoys writing about recovery at www.lifetobecontinued.com, doing graphic design and spending time with her boyfriend and three dogs. Find Beth on LinkedInInstagram and Twitter.

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