Former child star Adam Wylie found himself in legal trouble recently when he was apprehended for shoplifting at a Target store located in Burbank, California. The 39-year-old actor, best known for his roles in “Picket Fences,” “Gilmore Girls,” and the Disney Channel Original Movie “Under Wraps,” was taken into custody on Friday, October 13th. The Burbank Police Department confirmed this incident to PEOPLE, shedding light on the alleged events leading to his arrest.
According to law enforcement officials, Wylie’s visit to Target took a nefarious turn when store security noticed him selecting health and beauty products. Suspicion arose when he proceeded to the self-checkout area and appeared to only scan a portion of the items in his cart. This raised red flags, as it was perceived as an attempt to evade paying for the concealed merchandise.
Subsequently, the vigilant Target security team decided to confront Wylie outside the store premises. They escorted him back into the store, suspecting that he had committed shoplifting. The total value of the items he was accused of pilfering amounted to $108.05, a seemingly minor but unlawful act nonetheless.
Upon their arrival at the scene, officers from the Burbank Police Department issued Wylie a citation for petty theft. After the citation process, he was released from custody and allowed to leave the premises. PEOPLE reached out to Wylie’s representative for a comment on the incident, but there was no immediate response available at the time of reporting.
The news of Adam Wylie’s arrest was initially reported by TMZ, a prominent celebrity news outlet. Wylie, who rose to fame as a child star with his notable roles in “Picket Fences” and “Gilmore Girls,” and who charmed audiences in the 1997 Disney Channel Original Movie “Under Wraps,” has had a diverse career in the entertainment industry. His journey has included guest appearances on various television shows such as “NCIS,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Veronica Mars,” “General Hospital,” and “Castle.”
Moreover, Wylie showcased his versatility by taking on the role of Jack in the Broadway production of “Into the Woods” in 2002, as reported by Playbill. In more recent times, he reprised his role in the 2022 Disney Channel Original Movie sequel, “Under Wraps 2,” a project that undoubtedly invoked nostalgia in fans of the beloved classic. He also expanded his reach into the world of social media, where he gained recognition as a popular magician on TikTok, boasting an impressive following of over 1.4 million devoted fans.