‘Sandlot’ star accused of helping beat college student within an inch of his life

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Michael Vitar in the 1993 hit movie "The Sandlot."

LOS ANGELES – A “Sandlot” star who has been charged with felony assault helped beat a grad student within an inch of his life, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ.

Michael Vitar, who played Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez in the 1993 hit movie, allegedly attacked the 23-year-old man on Halloween night.

Two of Vitar’s friends, both of whom are firefighters, spotted Samuel Chang passing out candy in the street of his gated L.A. community, according to a search warrant obtained by TMZ.

The firefighters suspected Chang was passing out tainted candy and confronted him.

The warrant claimed the two firefighters began beating on Chang, restraining him with a chokehold. The legal documents claim Vitar — now a firefighter as well — joined in, in the middle of the beating.

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