'Y&R' Star Max Ehrich First Time Spotted Since Confrontation With Gunman

10/20/2018 11:35 AM PDT

'Young & Restless' Star Max Ehrich Spotted For First Time Since Going Into Hiding

"The Young and the Restless" star Max Ehrich is doing everything he can to protect himself after allegedly getting a gun pulled on him by an obsessed realtor ... 'cause he's exploring legal options and beefing up his security.

Max was spotted Friday afternoon leaving a Los Angeles law office with a massive body guard in tow ... the first time Ehrich has been seen in public since going into hiding.

We broke the story ... Max is scared to death because a prominent real estate agent allegedly became obsessed with the actor and pulled a gun on him in a fit of rage. 

Police are now involved in the case ... and it looks like Max isn't taking any chances.