“I got a little nervous at that point and fled to my room … and I got my gun,” he said. O’Neal said his son began to come up the stairs with the poker. “So I just fired it into the banister, and that scared him and he fled,” he said. The father and son have clashed before. In 1983, police were called to their home after a fight in which O’Neal knocked out two of Griffin’s teeth, the Los Angeles Times reported. No charges were filed. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Ryan O’Neal says his weekend arrest came after he fired a gun in self-defense to prevent his son from whacking him with a fireplace poker. According to a published report, the actor said that he arrived at his Malibu home Saturday night after celebrating with a group of friends, including his former girlfriend Farrah Fawcett. They had been celebrating Fawcett’s 60th birthday and that she is cancer-free after four months of treatment. O’Neal’s son Griffin, 42, who has a history of alcohol and drug problems, was visiting the Malibu house. O’Neal said Griffin grabbed a fireplace poker and started swinging it, grazing him four or five times. He “aimed at my head, I ducked, he hit his own girlfriend in the head,” O’Neal, 65, told the newspaper.
The North fire, which burned roughly 2,100-acres near Acton, was 60 percent contained as of yesterday, Gougis said. That fire started around 2:30 p.m. Sunday and grew quickly south of the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in an area about 11 miles east of Santa Clarita. It was unknown if the fire was caused by lightning, but “it’s obviously something we’re looking at,” said Stanton Florea of the U.S. Forest Service. “The total acreage might increase a bit, but they are predicting full containment by Friday,” said Fire Information Officer Ed Gililland with the Angeles National Forest. More than 800 firefighters, five air tankers and eight helicopters were deployed against the blaze. Residents of about 25 homes voluntarily evacuated Monday afternoon in the 7000 block of Soledad Canyon Road, and an evacuation shelter was opened at High Desert Middle School at 3620 Antelope Wood. No major injuries have been reported in either fire, although a firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ACTON – A fire that scorched 250 acres near Lancaster was 100 percent contained today while a 2,100-acre fire in the Angeles National Forest near Acton was expected to be fully contained by tomorrow. The Fairmont fire near Lancaster was declared 100 percent contained as of 6 p.m. yesterday, said Los Angeles County Fire Dispatch Supervisor Andre Gougis. Firefighters remained at the scene overnight. The fire was reported around 5 p.m. Sunday near 60th Street West and West Avenue H in the Lancaster area. No structures were damaged.