The 36 year old and two friends are accused of fighting with a man in Los Angeles in October, but Vitar and his pals weren't taken into custody until 3 December (15), a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson confirmed Tuesday (08Dec15).

Vitar, best known for his role in kids' sports film The Sandlot, was released on $30,000 (£18,750) bail and the trio was subsequently charged with felony assault.

It has yet to be determined whether Vitar or his friends were inebriated at the time of the incident. If convicted, he faces four years in prison.

As a child actor, he also appeared in children's classics D2: The Mighty Ducks and D3: The Mighty Ducks, as well as episodes of Chicago Hope and NYPD Blue, but he retired from acting in 1997.

He became a firefighter with the Los Angeles Fire Department in 2002, and, according, officials recently placed him under administrative leave with pay as the case continues. One of the other men charged in the incident is also a firefighter.