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Home alone star Devin Ratray was briefly arrested on December 22 for domestic violence, before being released with a $25,000 fine.
44-year-old man who is best known for his role as Buzz McCallister from Home alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, turned himself in to the Oklahoma City Police Department on Wednesday. A representative from the police department confirmed Fox News that Ratray was “processed through” before being “terminated” because of an incident that occurred earlier this month.
According to Fox News, Ratray’s bail was set at $25,000 after he was charged with one count of domestic assault and shotgun by strangulation and one count of domestic assault and battery, according to Fox News.
His girlfriend told the authorities that Ratray pushed her to bed and pressure into her throat and mouth during an argument. The controversy was fueled by a pair of autographed cards, which Ratray’s girlfriend gave fans for free. This led to a scuffle, largely fueled by the large amount of alcohol Ratray drank that night – a bottle of wine and more than 10 glasses of brandy, according to his girlfriend. The argument began at the bar and continued later in the couple’s hotel room.
While putting pressure on his neck and mouth, Ratray told his girlfriend “this is how you die,” according to a report from authorities reviewed by KFOR. The report notes that “the victim had difficulty breathing while she was strangled and while the defendant covered her mouth with his hand.”
According to reports, Ratray’s girlfriend freed herself after biting Ratray’s arm. He removed the pressure from her neck and mouth at the time but was followed by punching her in the face. She managed to briefly escape the room, only to be attacked again when she returned to retrieve her belongings.
The second time, Ratray pushed her against a table, causing her multiple injuries. According to reports, the fight left her with bruises and marks on her face, as well as bruises on her chest.
The WGTC has reached out to a representative for Ratray for comment.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, contact National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE.
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