The voice actor who played McGruff the Crime Dog was recently handed down a 16-year prison sentence for his weapon- and drug-related 2011 arrest.
John R. Morales was arrested in 2011 in Galveston, Texas, after a drug sniffing dog led police to “1,000 marijuana plants, 27 weapons – including a grenade launcher, and 9,000 rounds of ammunition,” Huffington Post reports.
Before U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore sentenced Morales, she told him, “Everything I read about you makes you seem like a scary person.”
According to A.V. Club, Morales said he was cooperative with arresting officers and claimed he was holding the grenade launcher for a friend.