TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

'127 Hours' Amputee

Arrested on Suspicion of Domestic Violence

12/9/2013 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Mug Shot

1208-Aron-Ralston_mug
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.

update_graphic_red_bar
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.

80 COMMENTS

No Avatar
31.

GarrettG    

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

138 days ago
32.

PitBullLover    

"wrongs" to minors" ??? WhoTF wrote the phrasing to THAT LAW??? so this a hole messed with his kid(s)??? beat the crap outta him with his artificial arm please......

138 days ago
33.

Lynn M    

Colorado DV laws are some of the most ridiculous in the nation. Don't believe me? Do some research. The laws are set up to force a person into a plea. There is no common sense at all in that state. Is he guilty? I don't know but in Colorado, it doesn't 'to seem to matter. You will also be held without bail until you can be seen by the judge. On a weekend, that means Monday morning. So you not only have to prove you are not guilty, you are held in jail for up to three nights without seeing a judge. You will have a restraining order slapped on you and you cannot return to your home until the restraining order is dropped at the end of your case. This means you may not be able to reasonably obtain your belongings. It is an in believable experience for the naive. If a girl threatens to call the police on you over an arguement in a Colorado, regardless of whether it was just a verbal disagreement, dump the person and never look back. It is not worth the record Colorado will give you.

137 days ago
34.

Kristin    

He single handed lay got himself into trouble.

137 days ago
35.

Doodlebug    

Maybe he has Graves' disease

137 days ago
36.

Brittx    

are u sure he wasnt on drugs?? his pic looks like it a lil bit

137 days ago
37.

Hot Dumb Italian Mike    

"Wrongs to minors"?? So he beat a kid with the missing arm??!

137 days ago
38.

viciouslikesid    

Stump breakdown

137 days ago
39.

viciouslikesid    

Also he looks nothing like James Franco!

137 days ago
40.

Kool Aid    

This guy looks pretty crazy. Then again, it doesn't take a sane man to cut one's own arm off. One guess which arm he used to commit the crime.

137 days ago
41.

Judy    

This article doesn't mention that a woman was also arrested. Sounds like there was a mutual argument going on and someone called the cops. Why report a story and then leave out the details?

137 days ago
42.

moe    

HIs eyes look big and crazy like he is on drugs!

137 days ago
43.

Lt . Gerard    

Richard Kimble has been looking a long time for this guy!! (and I for Richard Kimble).

137 days ago
44.

Jayne    

TMZ... your facts are INSANE.
Ralston is married to a woman named Jessica... they have a child who was born in '10... so who is the girl friend and who's kid is the 8th month old?? And where was his wife at this time?

137 days ago
45.

D-INCARNATION    

I'm surprised they dropped it after he talked to the cops like a fool...

137 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3

Around The Web