As of Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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LOS ANGELES — Fans addicted to AMC's "Breaking Bad" who want to avoid egregious spoilers, be extra careful: A script belonging to star Bryan Cranston has been stolen, a spokesman for the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office told TheWrap.
An arrest was made Saturday in the theft, Officer Aaron Williamson of the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office said. The actor, who stars as meth dealer Walter White in the hit Albuquerque-set drama, reported the theft on March 1.
Xavier McAfee was charged with smashing the window of Cranston's car and stealing the actor's shoulder bag, which contained his iPad and the script, according to Albuquerque's ABC affiliate KOAT-TV. The arrest came after Taryn Feingold, an employee of Cranston's, was contacted by a confidential informant, who had overheard McAfee in a local bar bragging about having the script, Williamson said.
Williamson told TheWrap the script hasn't yet been been recovered by the sheriff's department, and the investigation is ongoing.
It's unknown how the theft and the potential leak of storyline secrets will affect the filming of the crime drama's final season, set to begin airing in July.
Sony, which produces the series, has issued the following statement today regarding this incident: "We applaud the efforts of the Albuquerque police in their arrest of the alleged perpetrator and we look forward to sharing the incredible last season with viewers when the series premieres later this year."