Former Baywatch actor Jose Solano has been arrested and charged with burglary and hit and run, after allegedly stealing tattoo designs from a parlour before hitting a light pole as he made his getaway.

The 37-year-old was arrested by cops in Placerville, California on his way from Reno, Nevada to San Francisco on 28 April (08). He is accused of stopping at the Hangtown Tattoo and Body Piercing parlor and stealing several pages of designs. After owner David Cameron chased him down the street, he is claimed to have jumped in his car, reversed into the pole, and then sped off - before police caught up with him.

Cameron tells CBS news, "I was pretty shocked. You know, when I found out he was on Baywatch, I was even more shocked."

Solano - who played Manny Gutierrez in the Baywatch for three years - was released from El Dorado County Jail on $10,000 bail. (IG/WNWC/MT)

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