More Details Emerge Behind The Severe Charges Against Benny ‘The Jet’ From ‘The Sandlot’

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01.16.16 6 Comments
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The last time we checked in on Michael Vitar, who you know as Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez from The Sandlot, he was in a lot of trouble with the law for his role in an assault last year. Vitar, who is now a firefighter, allegedly had a hand in assaulting a man who was handing out candy to children on Halloween. The trio of firefighters who were accused of assaulting the man claimed that they were trying to detain him because he was under the influence of drugs.

As it turns out, things are worse for Vitar and his two firefighter buddies than we had originally thought. While it was previously believed that one of Vitar’s firefighter friends simply choked the man until he passed out, TMZ reports that the man’s heart stopped and he had to be revived by firefighters.

The warrant claims the 2 firefighters began beating on Chang, restraining him with a chokehold. The legal docs claim Vitar — now a firefighter as well — joined in, mid beating.

The warrant says the beating was so bad Chang’s pulse stopped and the firefighters had to get their gear and revive him.

Chang was taken to the hospital with horrific injuries, including burst blood vessels in the eye, bleeding on the brain, kidney failure and hemorrhaging due to suffocation.

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