‘Home Alone’ Co-star Devin Ratray Accused of Strangling Girlfriend in Oklahoma City
Beverly Cantrell - December 22, 2021 11:08 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) – An actor known for a role in a beloved movie series is accused of strangling his girlfriend during a recent visit to Oklahoma City.
Devin Ratray, who played “Buzz McAllister” in the first two movies of the Home Alone series, was in Oklahoma City earlier this month for the Oklahoma Pop Christmas Con.
Ratray and his girlfriend went to Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse the night of Dec. 8. His girlfriend told police that Ratray drank a “bottle of wine,” had “several shots of alcohol” and was “intoxicated,” a probable cause affidavit reads.
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 22: Devin Ratray attends the New York Premiere of RADiUS-TWC’s BLUE RUIN at BAM Rose Cinemas on April 22, 2014, in New York City. (Photo by Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images for RADiUS-TWC)
Later that night, the two walked to the Coyote Ugly Saloon. According to the affidavit, Ratray had 10 shots of alcohol while his girlfriend didn’t drink anything else. While there, two women approached him and asked for his autograph. Ratray’s girlfriend had two signed cards inside her purse and gave them away to the fans.
At that point, the affidavit said Ratray became angry and engaged in a verbal argument with his girlfriend because she had given his autograph away without charging for it.
After getting to a nearby Hyatt hotel, the two continued to argue inside their room. According to the affidavit, Ratray pushed his girlfriend onto a bed, used one hand to press it against her throat and the other was placed over her mouth with pressure applied.
“The victim had trouble breathing while she was being strangled and while the defendant’s hand was over her mouth,” the affidavit reads.
“This is how you die,” Ratray told his girlfriend, according to the affidavit.
Ratray’s girlfriend tried to yell for help then bit his hand and he stopped strangling her, the affidavit said. Ratray then used a closed fist and punched his girlfriend in the face once before she rolled off the bed and ran out of the room, the affidavit said.
Ratray’s girlfriend went back to the room to get some personal belongings. That’s when Ratray allegedly pushed her hard, causing her to fall into a desk. She then got up and ran out of the room again.
His girlfriend suffered various bruises, marks under her right eye, marks above the left side of her upper lip, and a sore right arm.
The 41-year-old Ratray was charged with domestic assault and battery by strangulation, a felony, and domestic assault and battery, a misdemeanor.
In addition to his “Home Alone” roles, Ratray has appeared in films such as ‘Nebraska’ and ‘R.I.P.D.’