Leonardo DiCaprio's stepbrother, Adam Farrar, was on the run from police in March 2016 after skipping a court date for petty theft, the Sun reports. Farrar, who reportedly piqued DiCaprio's interest in acting through his own roles in commercials and TV shows like Battlestar Galactica and Eight Is Enough, allegedly stole around $990 worth of merchandise in January and skipped a court date for the offense. A source told the Sun, "[Farrar] continues to run away from responsibilities and it's going to land him in jail again. He's struggled before with drugs and although he makes promises to get clean, he gets caught up in something else. Leo is sympathetic but this is the latest in a long line of offenses and he's at the end of his tether."
In November 2016, Farrar told the Daily Mail, "[DiCaprio and I] were once so close. I loved him and I still do. But we've not spoken in a couple of years." He added, "I was arrested five or six times for petty theft, shoplifting from supermarkets, trying to support an opiate addiction of half a gram to a gram a day. Leo and I never had an argument. But he started surrounding himself with people that didn't want me around. He's the biggest star in the world and there's me, messed up on drugs. I was slowly shut out of his world. Finally I got tired of going in and out of jail. I've been off heroin since 2013."