Ricky Schroder Called Cops After Feeling ‘Threatened’ By Backlash For Helping Post Kyle Rittenhouse’s Bail

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Actor Ricky Schroder called cops on Sunday after saying he felt threatened by several angry social media posts.

Schroder faced backlash for helping to bail out Kyle Rittenhouse—the 17-year-old gunman from Illinois who faces charges for murdering two people and injuring a third at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

According to The Huffington Post, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed  Schroder contacted them after:

“one person’s comments contained language that Mr. Schroder felt threatened by.”

A spokesperson wrote in an email:

“The comments reviewed by Sheriff’s personnel did not meet the criteria of Criminal Threats as defined by the Penal Code, but a Suspicious Circumstances report was taken.”

“Lost Hills Station Detective Bureau is investigating the incident and will continue monitoring for criminal acts.”

News that Schroder donated $150,000 towards Rittenhouse’s bail came to light after Rittenhouse’s attorney, Lin Wood, tweeted a post-release photo of the smiling teen accused of two murders posing with beaming lawyer John Pierce, and the equally happy former child actor.

Mike Lindell, the founder and CEO of MyPillow and a known Donald Trump supporter, also contributed to the fund.

Schroder received major backlash online after his contribution.

After facing public outcry over his choices, Schroder addressed his “Democrat friends” on Twitter.

The actor—whose last credit was a 2016 TV movie—posted screenshots of the comments he perceived as threats with the caption:

“To my Democrat Friends. This is the country want to live in? #f**kantifa”


The Silver Spoons actor also included a photo of himself with a rifle.

It’s unclear if the photo was intended as a salute to the 17-year-old accused of murdering a mentally ill homeless man—Joseph Rosenbaum—and a Black Lives Matter protester—Anthony Huber.


The 50-year-old actor received no sympathy in the comments on his post.

Last year, Schroder made headlines after being arrested twice in one month for suspicion of domestic abuse with the same unnamed woman.

Rittenhouse was arrested in August after fatally shooting Rosenbaum and Huber and injuring Gaige Grosskreutz with his AR-15 at a demonstration over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Blake became paralyzed from the waist down after being shot seven times in the back by Kenosha, Wisconsin police.

Rittenhouse was charged with murder, attempted murder, and weapons and endangerment offenses.

Written by Koh Mochizuki

Koh Mochizuki is a New York-based actor and writer. Originally hailing from Los Angeles, he received his B.A. in English literature and is fluent in Japanese. Disney parks are his passion, and endless cups of coffee are a necessity. Instagram: kohster Twitter: @kohster1