Actor Ricky Schroder called cops on Sunday over angry social media posts aimed at the “Silver Spoons” child star after he helped bail out Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen gunman accused of killing two people during a Kenosha, Wisconsin protest, TMZ reported.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to HuffPost Tuesday that Schroder reached out after “one person’s comments contained language that Mr. Schroder felt threatened by.”
“The comments reviewed by Sheriff’s personnel did not meet the criteria of Criminal Threats as defined by the Penal Code, but a Suspicious Circumstances report was taken,” a spokesperson wrote in an email. “Lost Hills Station Detective Bureau is investigating the incident and will continue monitoring for criminal acts.”
Schroder, 50, drew backlash on social media for a photo that shows him posing with Rittenhouse after donating a reported $150,000 to the accused killer’s $2 million bail. Rittenhouse was released Friday to await trial.
Schroder apparently posted some of the messages he perceived as threats on Twitter with the message: “To my Democrat friends.”
Rittenhouse is charged with shooting to death two people and wounding one during a Kenosha, Wisconsin, protest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. The teen, armed with an AR-15-style rifle, claims he acted in self-defense. He has received support from President Donald Trump and other Republicans.
Schroder, who starred in the 1979 version of “The Champ” with Jon Voight, made news last year with two arrests for suspected domestic abuse within the same month. Prosecutors declined to file charges.
This article was updated with a comment from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.