Actor Ray Buffer charged with comic-book theft in San Diego
Actor Ray Buffer has been charged with one misdemeanor rely of petty theft after allegedly stealing comedian books from a San Diego retailer, the San Diego City Attorney’s Office confirmed Thursday to the Los Angeles Times.
Buffer — who has appeared in sequence corresponding to “CSI: Miami,” “The West Wing,” “ER” and “Into the Wild Frontier” — is scheduled for a readiness convention in San Diego County Superior Court on Feb. 28 after pleading not responsible at his arraignment on Jan. 18, in keeping with the town lawyer’s workplace.
Southern California Comics has accused Buffer of lifting $854 price of comedian books from its San Diego location. In an e-mail to The Times, Southern California Comics proprietor Jamie Newbold claimed that Buffer “hit a lot of shops including [Southern California Comics] before he was caught.”
Security digital camera footage obtained by TMZ exhibits Buffer stuffing comedian books beneath his garments inside Southern California Comics. In one other surveillance video from a comic-book store in L.A. County, a employees member tells Buffer to “leave the store immediately” after he stuffs comedian books beneath his garments.
Newbold informed The Times that Buffer’s lawyer “is attempting to settle what’s called a diversion,” which “would let Buffer off the hook by paying restitution for the one recorded crime” at Southern California Comics. However, the comic-book vendor believes that his store and others “will not see full restitution until Buffer is put in front of a judge.”
“We have petitioned the city attorney to refuse diversion and let us face Buffer in court,” Newbold added. “Meanwhile, Buffer has returned to his web site and social networks as though he can escape this ‘interruption in his life.’”
Originally from Florida, Buffer has lengthy been a presence in Southern California’s leisure and humanities neighborhood. He was beforehand the basic supervisor of Long Beach Opera earlier than launching his personal theater firm in San Pedro, in keeping with his web site.
Buffer, whose full title is Raymond Ernest Buffer Jr., didn’t instantly reply Thursday to The Times’ request for remark.