The popular cable TV series “Breaking Bad,” now in its climactic fifth and final season, is keeping much of America on the edge of its couch, with fans anxiously guessing how the show will end.
Xavier Macafee might have taken that anticipation a tad too far, New Mexico officials told the Los Angeles Times.
The 29-year-old Albuquerque man was arrested last week, accused of burglarizing the car of "Breaking Bad" actor Bryan Cranston in late December. Officials say he stole a script for the series, which is set in New Mexico.
Bernalillo County sheriff's spokesman Aaron Williamson said that an iPod, a shoulder bag and “miscellaneous personal items” also were taken.
“I think Mr. Macafee got more than he bargained for, not just an iPod and a bag with other goodies in it,” Williamson told the Los Angeles Times. “So far, none of the items have been recovered.”
The series follows Cranston's character, Walter White, on his downward spiral as he turns to producing and selling methamphetamine with a former student named Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul.