The ‘Blade Runner’ star, who was caught on surveillance footage taking two laptops, says she came to pick up her belongings through an unlocked door.
Troubled actress Sean Young blamed a “mix-up” after she allegedly stole two laptops.
The 58-year-old was wanted by police in New York in connection with the burglary of a business in Queens, after she was spotted on surveillance footage breaking in and taking two laptops and video production software worth $12,000 (£9,400) on Thursday, August 09.
According to People, the burglary took place at the production office for Charlie Boy, a movie Young had been hired and then subsequently fired from.
Leading man and co-writer Greg Kritikos, along with executive producer Dominick Martini, alleged that Young had initially been set to direct the movie, in her directorial debut, but was terminated within weeks due to workplace issues.
She was then replaced by Timothy Hines.
“Whatever she’s doing, she took property that did not belong to her,” Kritikos told People on Friday, August 10.
The Blade Runner star later released a statement to the news outlet, defending her actions and claimed that she had yet to be contacted by police.
“I was scheduled to retrieve my belongings from an apartment where I had been previously staying while working together with (Charlie Boy) Director Timothy Hines and Producer Dominick Martini,” Young said. “I was expected and had confirmed my expected arrival with the building’s owner.
“When I arrived nobody was there to receive me but the door was unlocked and I assumed it had been left open so that I could pick up my belongings. I gathered what I believed to be my property but later discovered I was mistaken,” she continued.
“I have contacted Dominick Martini to arrange for the 2 laptops to be returned and to pick up my 2 laptops at their earliest convenience”.