March 26th, 2013
04:06 PM ET

The case of Bryan Cranston's 'Breaking Bad' script

You know a show is well-made when a possible stolen script can make or break a season.

Such was the fear when, as CNN affiliate KOAT in Albuquerque, New Mexico, reported, someone lifted pages from "Breaking Bad" star Bryan Cranston's car.

The 57-year-old actor has portrayed increasingly devious chemistry teacher/meth kingpin Walter White to much acclaim over the past five seasons, and fans of the AMC series are eagerly waiting to see how "Breaking Bad" will end its run this summer.

The secrecy surrounding the final episodes appeared to be in danger when someone broke into Cranston's car at New Mexico's Sandia Crest in December.

Police have accused Xavier McAfee, 29, of unlawfully entering Cranston's Audi and taking, among other items, the script in question.

McAfee told KOAT that he didn't know what police were talking about and said he's just someone who does tile work for a living. He faces one charge of burglary and was released on bail Monday.

Court documents say a confidential informant contacted one of Cranston's employees and told her of a bar conversation in which a man claimed to have gone into Cranston's car and taken an iPad and a script. Police say that the script still hasn't been recovered and that the incident is still under investigation.

However, co-star Steven Michael Quezada said Cranston didn't mention any stolen scenes.

"When we talked, there wasn't no script. He didn't seem worried about a script getting out,” the actor said. “Let me tell you, if anyone would be worried about that, it'd be Bryan for sure.”

Sony Pictures doesn't sound concerned about any unauthorized leaks, either.

"We applaud the efforts of the Albuquerque police in their arrest of the alleged perpetrator and we look forward to sharing the incredible last season with viewers when the series premieres later this year," the studio said in a statement.


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  1. FILE THIS--JONATHAN

    reposted --***********

    Monkey on the loose!

    Beware – I am UNPLUGGED

    March 27, 2013 at 7:38 am | Report abuse | Reply

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  2. WHO IS THIS ...JS

    reposted --***********

    Monkey on the loose!

    Beware – I am UNPLUGGED

    March 27, 2013 at 7:38 am | Report abuse | Reply

    JONATHAN

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  3. Yoko's codpiece

    hello people of earth

    April 3, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. reposted ----***********

    Monkey on the loose!

    Beware – I am UNPLUGGED

    March 27, 2013 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  5. We have a 7am meeting with the big wigs...

    and they better have good news for me....cuz all these files and pictures are in a box and will be handed too them if i don't get a good answer...i am a former bull...

    Have a great night everyone and thanks for all the support in this terrible tragedy....

    March 26, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Like they said either they do it or we do...but its goin

    whoever you are...

    March 26, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Monkey on the loose!

    Beware - I am UNPLUGGED

    March 26, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Unplug

    If you must

    March 26, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. the other person who cares for the monkey was going too set it up again...

    Unplug it or we will....

    March 26, 2013 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Yoko Film s

    we asked you a question yoko...do you see an official name on this screen?...

    you there ....how would you know what we are talking about YOKO

    March 26, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. we are going too get too the root of the problem...

    we are looking at a yoko...

    March 26, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Calling her accomplice

    -

    March 26, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. tracie

    OK I DID METH WITH YOKO ONO ONE TIME. SHE SAT ON MY FACE AND FARTED CABBAGE IN MY EYES!

    March 26, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Hacked into Michelle Conversation...

    Nobody moves Shakira...

    March 26, 2013 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ronbogan

    BETTER CALL SAUL!

    March 26, 2013 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |

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