Former Disney Channel actor Mitchel Musso, who starred in popular shows like “Hannah Montana” and “Phineas and Ferb”, was arrested on Saturday evening in Rockwall, Texas, after he allegedly stole a bag of chips from a hotel and became verbally abusive when confronted. He was also charged with public intoxication and had several outstanding traffic warrants.
Musso’s Bizarre Behavior at the Hotel
According to the police report, Musso entered the hotel in the 2600 block of Lakefront Trail around 7:15 p.m. on Saturday and appeared to be intoxicated. He grabbed a bag of chips from the lobby and started eating them without paying. When the hotel staff asked him to pay for the chips, he reportedly became rude and left the hotel without settling the bill.
The hotel staff called 911 and reported the incident. The police officers arrived at the scene and located Musso nearby. They observed that he showed signs of intoxication and arrested him for theft less than $100 and public intoxication, both class C misdemeanors.
Musso’s Previous Run-Ins with the Law
The police also discovered that Musso had several outstanding traffic warrants from the Rockwall Police Department. He was taken to jail on Saturday night and posted a $1,000 bond on Sunday afternoon.
This is not the first time that Musso has been in trouble with the law. In 2011, he was arrested for driving under the influence in Burbank, California, when he was 20 years old. He pleaded no contest to the charge and was sentenced to 36 months of probation, alcohol education classes, and a fine.
In 2014, he was arrested again for driving under the influence in Las Vegas, Nevada, when he was 23 years old. He pleaded guilty to one count of DUI and was ordered to pay a fine, attend an online DUI school, and stay out of trouble for six months.
Musso’s Career as a Disney Star
Musso rose to fame as a child actor on Disney Channel. He played Oliver Oken, the best friend of Miley Cyrus’ character on “Hannah Montana”, from 2006 to 2011. He also voiced Jeremy Johnson, the love interest of Candace Flynn on “Phineas and Ferb”, from 2007 to 2015. He also starred as King Brady on “Pair of Kings”, from 2010 to 2012.
Musso has also pursued a career in music. He released his self-titled debut album in 2009, which peaked at number 19 on the Billboard 200 chart. He also formed a band called Metro Station with his brother Mason Musso in 2014.
Musso has not been active in the entertainment industry since 2016. His last appearance was in a short film called “Characterz” in 2016.