12.08.09 9 years ago 10 Comments

Brian Bonsall, the former child star best known for his role as Andy Keaton on “Family Ties,” has been picked up on an outstanding warrant in Boulder, Colorado after he attacked his friend Michael Trujillo with a broken stool. Heh heh, “stool.”

Trujillo told officers that he and Bonsall were arguing when Bonsall picked up a stool, broke it over a stair railing and hit him five to six times in the face. Neighbors reported hearing the fight, and one woman said she saw Bonsall apparently choking Trujillo in the hallway, according to police…

Bonsall told investigators that both he and Trujillo had been drinking “a lot” that night, and he didn’t remember what happened. “Bonsall then said that he and Trujillo both are bipolar and like drugs,” according to the report. “Bonsall said that he takes a lot of drugs and sometimes those drugs make him forget things.”

Bonsall has had numerous run-ins with authorities in Boulder, including an arrest in 2004 for drunken driving and the 2007 arrest for assaulting his girlfriend. In the 2007 case, police said he poured alcohol in his girlfriend’s face as she slept and threw her into a bed when she tried to leave their apartment.

Wow, “Family Ties” is just all over the news these days. First the shocking revelation that Meredith Baxter is a lesbian, and now this. What’s next? Is Michael J. Fox gonna come down with Parkinson’s or something?

…too soon? Sorry. Guess I shoulda gone with Michael Gross panhandling on a freeway on-ramp. Because he totally is right now. With the hobo beard and everything.

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