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'127 Hours' Amputee

Arrested on Suspicion of Domestic Violence

12/9/2013 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The real world inspiration for the Academy Award nominated movie "127 Hours" was arrested Saturday night in Denver on suspicion of domestic violence ... TMZ has learned.

Aron Ralston -- the man who made headlines in '03 after he ACTUALLY amputated his own forearm with a pocket knife when a boulder dislodged and trapped him inside a Utah canyon -- faces one count of assault and one count of "wrongs to minors" ... according to reports.

The movie based on his best-selling book was nominated for 6 Oscars -- including a Best Actor nom for James Franco who played Ralston.

Aron is currently being held in Denver County jail with no bail and is scheduled to appear in front of a judge tomorrow.

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8:10 AM PST -- According to the police report ... Ralston told cops his girlfriend punched him twice in the back of the head after he pushed her during an argument about his son with another woman.

The report also says the couple's 8 month old son was present at the time of the assault.

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16.

Kelly    

"Aron is currently being held in Denver County jail..." So, TMZ is on a first name basis with the suspect? So, you're giving up all pretense of journalism now?

284 days ago
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rickyjoeturner    

Dude looks methed out his mind!

284 days ago
18.

elias    

another ****ing idiot whose 15 min of fame went up to his head

284 days ago
19.

XciteMe    

His pimp hand must be strong.

284 days ago
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Hawkeye1701    

My first thought when I saw this was on armed robbery

284 days ago
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Yurra Knutz    

Trying certain painful unusual sex acts may land you in a Denver jail under suspicion of domestic violence if you go too far... Just sayin'

284 days ago
22.

Machelle    

What TMZ failed to state with their one sided reporting is that he AND his girlfriend were both arrested for the same charge. No details yet-domestic violence is a very broad term.

284 days ago
23.

Jennifer    

How did they handcuff him? LOL

284 days ago
24.

palermo    

Look at those eyes, he's got the crayzies. High?

284 days ago
25.

Brandon    

Between a cell and a hard floor.Can't wait for the movie.

284 days ago
26.

Smart1    

I just came to this article to read the comments. Knew there had to be some really funny ones lol.

284 days ago
27.

intertextuality    

He lived in Aspen Co. and was not a very nice person .before he cut off his arm.
Afterwords he became a complete jerk.
This arrest is not surprising .

284 days ago
28.

niles    

Stumps me why this guy went off the rails.

284 days ago
29.

misfit    

TMZ must have staff that do nothing but check arrest records and then treat it like a headline when a damn-near-nobody gets arrested.

284 days ago
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darkhorse91    

He has that "I'm on drugs" look going on.

284 days ago
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