Home Alone star accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend

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  • Devin Ratray
    Devin Ratray
    American actor
Photo credit: 20th Century Studios
Photo credit: 20th Century Studios

Devin Ratray, who is best known for his recurring role of Buzz McCallister in the hit nineties movie Home Alone, has been accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend.

According to a police report obtained by E! News, Ratray was cited for assault and battery after he allegedly punched and tried to strangle his girlfriend during an argument. The pair were staying at a hotel in Oklahoma when the alleged incident occurred in the early hours of 9 December.

Although no arrests were made, Ratray was issued a $148 fine alongside a $750 bond and, according to the report, the following day an officer met with the unnamed woman at the hotel to take her statement.

"She informed me that her 'boyfriend be [sic] the crap out of her' the other night," the officer's statement reads. "[She] admitted she did not want to press charges at that time but officers did take down all of her information... she said that when the cops arrived the other night, they made him leave and go to another hotel."

In the report, the alleged victim claimed that Ratray "threw her on the bed and started strangling her and used his other hand [to] cover her mouth so she could not breath [sic]."

The report continued: "She said she bit his hand and he punched her in the face. She rolled off the bed and left the room. She went in to a stairwell and cried. She decided to go back to the room, get her stuff and get her own room. When she went to retrieve her laptop, [he] pushed her against the desk hurting her arm."

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

Speaking about the alleged incident, Ratray's representatives told TMZ that he and his girlfriend had got into a "verbal argument, nothing physical." Although, the rep declined to provide any information about what the argument was about.

Ratray rose to fame in the early nineties for his role alongside Macauley Culkin in the Home Alone series. He played Culkin's older brother, Buzz, reprising his role in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and again in Home Sweet Home Alone which was released on Disney+ last month.

Although he has kept somewhat out of the spotlight since appearing on the cult Christmas movie in the nineties, he's since had small roles in HBO's Girls, Hawaii Five-0, Chicago Med and The Tick.

Cosmopolitan UK has reached out to Ratray's representatives for comment.

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