Lorenzo Lamas My Son's Got Demons But ... He's On His Own Now

10/5/2015 3:17 PM PDT

Lorenzo Lamas -- My Son's Got Demons, But He's On His Own Now (VIDEO)

EXCLUSIVE

Lorenzo Lamas hopes his son can pull through his legal troubles -- he got busted for theft at a Target -- but dad's hardly jumping through hoops to save A.J. Lamas' bacon.

We asked Lorenzo about A.J.'s theft, battery, and child endangerment arrest. He was also allegedly carrying a meth pipe. L.L. sounded concerned about his son, telling us ... "He's in a difficult spot. My heart and prayers go out to him." 

But Lorenzo also hinted A.J. has burned him in the past -- "My family has been there for him on numerous occasions."

Watch the clip ... 2 words come to mind: tough love.