'School of Rock' Actor Arrested: Joey Gaydos Allegedly Stole Guitars

Tanya Cunningham
March 7, 2019

Joey Gaydos Jr, 27, was charged with larceny and grand theft in Florida.

According to a report by TMZ, Joey has been caught stealing musical equipment four times in five weeks.

Then 17, Joey was pulled over by cops in MI in 2009 after allegedly attempting to drive away from a fast food restaurant while intoxicated.

Following the news that Gaydos faces felony charges for guitar theft, it's come out that the former actor allegedly took two amps from father too, according to TMZ.


Police told the website that Gaydos confessed to stealing and pawning the amps, which are worth $2,100, and told them he wants to make amends.

Gaydos Jr started playing the guitar aged three, scoring the lead role in School of Rock for director Richard Linklater aged 10.

Jack Black-fronted family flick School Of Rock brought classic rock to a whole new generation of kids way back in 2003, but while it educated the youth on stealing licks, it failed to cover the ramifications of looting instruments, as one of the stars of the film has just been arrested. for repeatedly stealing guitars. On Februrary 11, Gaydos Jr. entered a Sam Ash music store in Sarasota and was quickly recognized by the staff.

The total price of the guitars stolen comes to a collective USA $3,400 so we think a little more than the rent was due for this one. He swiped a handful of axes, including an $800 blue Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy, a $699 black Fender Stratocaster, and a $1,900 Gibson Les Paul gold top.

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