‘Home Alone’ Actor Devin Ratray Arrested For Alleged Domestic Violence
Former Home Alone actor Devin Ratray was arrested on Wednesday for alleged domestic violence. Oklahoma City police issued a warrant for his arrest Tuesday following an alleged assault on Dec. 8.
According to online court records, Ratray is charged with one count of domestic assault and battery by strangulation and another count of domestic assault and battery.
A week ago, on Dec. 15, Oklahoma City police said that they considered the matter closed, and that they did not expect any arrests. It is unclear why this changed. Ratray’s bond was set at $25,000, and authorities said that the actor, 44, “turned himself in and was processed through and bonded out.”
The actor gained fame in 1990s from his role as Buzz McCallister, the bullying older brother of Macauley Culkin‘s character, in the first two Home Alone films. He also appeared as Buzz McCallister in the new Disney+ movie, Home Sweet Home Alone.
Reportedly, the woman Ratray allegedly assaulted was his girlfriend. According to an affidavit, the couple went to a restaurant and then a saloon together on Dec. 8, and Ratray became intoxicated. At the saloon, two women reportedly asked for Ratray’s autograph. The girlfriend provided two pre-signed cards, and Ratray allegedly became angry with her because she did not charge money for the autographs.
The girlfriend reportedly left and returned to her hotel. According to the affidavit, Ratray then joined her at the hotel, and they continued arguing in their room.
Then, Ratray allegedly pushed her onto the bed, pressed one of his hands against her throat, and pressed the other hand over her mouth.
According to a report, “the victim had trouble breathing while she was being strangled and while the defendant’s hand was over her mouth.”
“This is how you die,” Ratray allegedly said to the woman while strangling her.
Reportedly, the woman struggled to scream for help, and she bit the hand covering her mouth. Ratray allegedly then stopped choking her, and allegedly proceeded to punch her in the face.
The woman ran from the room, but reportedly returned for her belongings. When she returned, Ratray allegedly pushed her, causing her to fall into a desk and injure her arm. She then fled the room permanently.
The woman sustained injuries from the alleged assault. Among the injuries include bruising under her eyes, marks on the left side of her face above her upper lip, a bruise on her chest and a sore right arm.
Ratray’s representatives have declined to comment on the recent charges, but previously said that the two had a verbal argument for an undisclosed reason. At the time, the representatives denied that the argument got physical.
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