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'A God incident': Gun owner 'felt at peace,' didn't shoot after intruder broke into his vehicle. Turns out it's a former Hollywood actor.

'It was a divine fit. He needed help, and I can help him.'

Image source: Marysville (Calif.) Police Department

California homeowner Lou Binninger started his Sunday by meeting a former Hollywood actor — but the encounter at his Marysville home was anything but pleasant.

What are the details?

At about 7 a.m. Binninger spotted a man in his vehicle inside his garage, KTXL-TV reported.

"He just took this hammer and knocked the window out," Binninger told the station, adding that he noticed the man also was talking to himself.

Image source: KXTL-TV video screenshot

"My just split-second decision was, 'Do I take it? Do I do it?' ... Because I got a gun," he added to KTXL. "But I didn't feel threatened. I just didn't. I felt at peace."

Binninger didn't pull the trigger, the station said, but he did call police, who reported that the intruder was still in the vehicle when they arrived — and was quickly taken into custody.

Turns out it was former child actor Shaun Weiss, 40, best known for portraying Greg Goldberg in "The Mighty Ducks" movies, KTXL said.

Image source: KXTL-TV video screenshot

Police added that Weiss also appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine.

'A God incident'

Binninger told the station the ordeal was "a God incident. It was a divine fit. He needed help, and I can help him."

Image source: KXTL-TV video screenshot

How, you might be asking, can the victim of a break-in help the man charged in the incident?

Well, Binninger just so happens to help drug addicts in the Yuba County Jail, teaching classes and coordinating counseling, KXTL said — and it's the same jail where Weiss was being held.

"There's help. So if he's ready, we can help him," Binninger added to the station.

Anything else?

Police said Weiss was charged with residential burglary and being under the influence of a controlled substance. His bail was set at $52,500.

More from KXTL:

Weiss has had other run-ins with California law enforcement over the past several years. In August of 2018, he was arrested in Oroville on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs.

A year before that, TMZ reports he was arrested in Burbank for possessing a controlled substance. Five days before the Southern California arrest, Weiss had been released from jail after he was suspected of stealing $151 worth of Fry's Electronics merchandise.

As a child, Weiss was also known for his roles in "Heavyweights" and "Pee-Wee's Playhouse."
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