Jared Leto admits to stealing cars

2013-06-10 21:38
Los Angeles - Jared Leto stole cars to get a sense of "adventure".

The musician-and-actor revealed he and his brother Shannon became "little thieves" as thrill seeking youngsters growing up.

He told The Sunday Times Magazine: "In one sense, you could just say we an insatiable appetite for adventure. If we saw a sign saying 'Do Not Enter', that was our cue.

"We broke into offices, warehouses, schools - you name it, we did it. And in the process we became a right pair of little thieves: bottles of liquor one day, a scooter or a nice-looking motorbike the next.

"It was what we did. Some kids went and did summer camps, we went and stole your car. At the time, I don't think we thought there was much wrong with what we were doing, unless of course we got caught - that was the wrong part."

'A hatred of school'

The pair - who are also both members of rock band 30 Seconds To Mars - used to drive authority figures "nuts" with their antics, but Jared admitted if teacher had known what they did out of school it could've been a disaster.

He added: "As youngsters, we were pretty unruly, so I'm sure we drove our grandparents nuts, not to mention Mom, and any of the teachers who crossed our paths.

"We both shared a hatred of school. To us it was punishment, like being locked up, and as a result one of us was always being told to go to the principal's office for some trouble we'd caused.

"But, to be honest, the teachers were small-fry. We weren't bothered about the stuff we did at school - it was the shit we did outside that we didn't want them finding out about."