Troubled star of beloved ‘90s movie ‘The Sandlot’ busted for chucking dumbbell at neighbor’s Jeep

You’re killing me, Smalls.

Actor Thomas Guiry, best known for portraying Scotty Smalls in the 1993 movie “The Sandlot,” was arrested earlier this month in a bizarre episode during which he allegedly hurled a dumbbell into the windshield of his neighbor’s Jeep and then held a knife at his front door.

Surveillance footage obtained by TMZ shows a shirtless Guiry, 43, tossing a 35-pound dumbbell at the windshield of his neighbor’s white Jeep in Myrtle Beach, S.C.


Mugshot of Tom Guiry, 43.
Guiry, 43, was arrested for allegedly tossing a 35-pound dumbbell at his neighbor’s Jeep and approaching his front door brandishing a knife. HORRY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

The weight created a large dent in the glass before rolling off the hood of the vehicle.

Guiry then casually sauntered through the neighbor’s yard and across the street to his home like nothing happened, the footage shows.

The Horry County Sheriff’s Office said the Jeep’s owner yelled to Guiry that his window had been “shattered,” to which the former child actor replied “That sucks man, I’ll pay you back, I’m sorry, I’m gonna get you back,” according to local outlet WMBF.

Then, in startling security footage taken from the neighbor’s doorbell camera, Guiry appears to approach the front door brandishing a knife.

Cops were called, and when they arrived they found Guiry standing in the middle of the road asking his neighbor about the safety of his wife.

He admitted to officers inspecting the scene that he caused the damage, according to the police report.

He was booked on charges of third-degree assault and battery and malicious injury to personal property. He was taken to J. Reuben Long Detention Center on June 2 and released the next day on $1,000 bond.

It was not immediately clear what caused the dispute.


Scene from 1993's "The Sandlot" featuring two young boys at home plate.
Guiry has appeared in multiple movies, including “Black Hawk Down” and “Mystic River,” but he’s most remembered for his leading role in “The Sandlot” when he was 11 years old. ©20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection

The incident wasn’t Guiry’s first run-in with the law. In 2013, while living in Hamilton, N.J., he was arrested for assault and causing bodily injury on a public servant when he headbutted a cop in a drunken fight at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.

Guiry has appeared in multiple movies, including “Black Hawk Down” and “Mystic River,” but he’s most remembered for his leading role in “The Sandlot” when he was 11 years old.

In the beloved coming-of-age movie set in the early 1960s, he played new-kid-on-the-block Scott Smalls, who struggled to make friends in a new town until he joined a rag-tag baseball team made up of local misfits.

His character’s last name was the source of the film’s iconic line, “You’re killing me, smalls,” uttered in frustration by teammate Ham Porter, played by actor Patrick Renna, over his total lack of baseball knowledge.

The phrase instantly launched into the zeitgeist and has since become a catch-all figure of speech for expressing dismay or exasperation.

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