Home Alone Star Devin Ratray Arrested for Domestic Violence
Home Alone star Devin Ratray reportedly surrendered and was released on $ 25,000 bail
Home Alone star Devin Ratray was arrested Wednesday on domestic violence charges after allegedly strangling his girlfriend in a Oklahoma hotel room earlier this month.
Ratray, 44, made an appearance on OKC Pop Christmas Con in Oklahoma City with his girlfriend as he was among the attractions for the two-day event.
The former child actor is best known for his role as Kevin McCallister’s evil older brother in the 1990 holiday movie Home Alone starring Macaulay Culkin.
At the event, he reportedly got angry with his girlfriend as the couple drank in a bar after she failed to charge two female fans for his autograph.
The fight then continued in the hotel room where he allegedly turned violent and tried to strangle her.
Ratray was arrested on Wednesday and now faces charges of assault and battery through strangulation, as well as bodily harm.
A police source revealed that Ratray “had surrendered and been treated and put on bail,” according to Fox News.
He has since been released after posting $ 25,000 bail and denies the allegations.
Home Alone actor Devin Ratray, 44, was arrested Wednesday on domestic violence charges after allegedly strangling his girlfriend earlier this month
Ratray is best known for his role as Buzz, Kevin McCallister’s evil older brother in the Home Alone films.
Ratray (center of back row) played Buzz McAllister alongside actors Macaulay Culkin and Catherine O’Hara in Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
Ratray was with his unnamed girlfriend at the convention earlier this month, which took place December 4-5 at Wyndham Garden Airport in Oklahoma City.
The couple are said to have been drinking in two different places with Ratray’s girlfriend claiming he had drunk a bottle of wine and 10 glasses of alcohol.
They had been approached by fans while at the bar where his girlfriend allegedly gave them free autographs without Ratray’s permission.
After they returned to their hotel room at Hyatt Place Oklahoma City, Ratray allegedly pushed her onto the bed before putting one hand on her throat and the other on her mouth.
“The victim had difficulty breathing while she was strangled and while the accused’s hand was over her mouth,” according to an affidavit.
Ratray also reportedly told him, “This is how you die” as he continued to suffocate her.
His girlfriend then bit Ratray’s hand as she tried to yell for help.
He then stopped choking her, but allegedly started hitting her violently afterwards.
She then managed to free herself from Ratray’s grip and ran out of the room.
Ratray also reportedly punched her against a desk as she walked back into the room to collect her things.
Ratray reportedly strangled his girlfriend in their hotel room at Hyatt Place Oklahoma City earlier this month after giving fans free autographs at a bar they were in
Ratray allegedly pushed her to the bed and placed his hands over her mouth and neck and said “This is how you die”
The victim was found with multiple injuries, including bruising under the left eye, marks under the right eye, marks above the left side of the lip, a bruise on the chest and pain in the arm, according to KFOR.
The couple have since broken up following the heated brawl.
Charges were filed against Ratray on Tuesday by Assistant District Attorney Stephanie Powers in the Oklahoma County District Court.
Ratray denied that the violent encounter took place because he claimed he never got hold of her.
‘Sir. Ratray denies ever getting a hold of her or doing anything about anything like it, âRatray’s attorney Scott Adams said.
âWhat we do know happened is who he was with and he was from out of town (and) disagreed. She finally called the police. They attended the scene and two patrollers spoke to Mr. Ratray. They spoke to the female. They did not see anything that they thought was sufficient to place him under arrest or take him into custody.
He reprized his role as Buzz on this year’s Home Sweet Home Alone.
Besides his work in the Home Alone series, he appeared in the Heartland television series in 1989 and then appeared in Dennis The Menace in 1993 as Mickey.
The star has appeared in several television series such as Third Watch, Law & Order, The Good Wife and Mosaic.
In 2019, he worked with Jennifer Lopez on the stripper film Hustlers. He last starred in the movie Kimi with Zoe Kravitz and Erika Christensen.