ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A man is accused of breaking into Cranston's car and stealing one of the scripts to Breaking Bad. The man was caught, but the script is still nowhere to be found.
Breaking Bad is wrapping up its final season, so having a script floating around out there could be a bad thing for the show and the secrecy leading up to its final episodes.
"I really don't even know too much about these charges," says 29-year-old Xavier McAfee.
On Thursday, Dec 20th. Bryan Cranston had some time off from filming the final season of Breaking Bad. Deputies say he drove to the Sandia Crest in his 2013 Audi to enjoy the scenery. He left a bag in the car with a script, an Ipad, and some other items. When he returned, it was all gone.
It is unclear if the thief targeted Cranston's car, or if he accidently got more than he bargained for.
"A lot of people know when somebody parks their car there, they are going to go out on one of the trails. It is unfortunately sometimes easy pickings for criminals," Williamson says.
In February, a source told deputies that a man had been bragging in a bar about the theft – even showing others the Ipad.
"The witness basically stated to us that he heard the individual talking about having the items," Williamson said.
On Friday, Deputies arrested Xavier McAfee.
McAfee showed up in court on Monday, charged with breaking into Cranston's car in December and stealing his shoulder bag with an iPad and Breaking Bad script.
"I was spoken to by a detective," McAfee told the judge. "They arrested me on Friday. I haven't had a chance to talk to anybody."
He says deputies have him mistaken for somebody else. McAfee pleaded not guilty. With him denying any connection to the stolen script, the question remains, where is it?
Williamson didn't say if deputies searched the suspect's home, but he says investigators are trying to see if they can find the script online, on sites like eBay.
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