‘Sandlot’ Actor Arrested, “You’re Killing Me Smalls”

Myrtle Beach, SC – Actor Thomas Guiry, famous for his role as Scotty Smalls in the 1993 movie “The Sandlot,” was arrested this month for allegedly throwing a dumbbell into his neighbor’s Jeep windshield and later approaching the neighbor’s front door while brandishing a knife. Surveillance footage obtained by TMZ captured the incident, showing Guiry, 43, shirtless and casually tossing a 35-pound dumbbell at the neighbor’s vehicle, resulting in a significant dent in the glass. He then nonchalantly walked back to his house as if nothing had happened. The Horry County Sheriff’s Office reported that Guiry admitted to causing the damage and apologized to his neighbor, offering to pay for the repairs. The motive behind the dispute remains unclear.

This is not Guiry’s first brush with the law. In 2013, while residing in Hamilton, NJ, he was arrested for assault and causing bodily injury to a public servant after headbutting a police officer at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston during a drunken altercation.

Despite his legal troubles, Guiry has appeared in several movies, including “Black Hawk Down” and “Mystic River,” but his most memorable role was as Scotty Smalls in “The Sandlot” when he was just 11 years old. The film, set in the 1960s, follows Smalls as he struggles to fit in upon moving to a new town. His character’s last name gave birth to the film’s famous line, “You’re killing me, Smalls,” spoken by Ham Porter, played by Patrick Renna, to express frustration with Smalls’ lack of baseball knowledge. The phrase has since become a widely used figure of speech.

Guiry’s recent arrest resulted in charges of third-degree assault and battery, as well as malicious injury to personal property. He was taken to J. Reuben Long Detention Center on June 2 and released the following day after posting $1,000 bond. The actor’s behavior raises concerns about his ongoing legal troubles and the circumstances that led to this latest incident.

The Horry County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into the case, aiming to determine the motive behind Guiry’s alleged vandalism and threatening behavior towards his neighbor.