Bullet Train Actor Ray Buffer Is Charged With Stealing Comic Books Worth $600 in California
Actor Ray Buffer has been charged with theft from two comic book stores in California, and security footage from both stores purports to show the crime.
The owner of Southern California Comics in San Diego was the one to make the initial claims when a video of him stuffing his shirt with multiple books on September 29 was posted last week.
After saying in a critical post the next day that the items were worth more than $600, the store owner filed a criminal report with the SDPD the next day.
Since then, members of the staff have given the police the evidence, including more video that they say shows Buffer holding the books.
According to the shop, the 53-year-old actor, Buffer, who in the early 2000s made cameos in Curb Your Enthusiasm and ER, has since been relegated to a career of advertising and contract work at surrounding theme parks.
In addition to the video of Buffer’s supposed boost from the week before, the seller also posted a video of the fallen celebrity being caught in the act by a staff member at a Los Angeles comic shop the week before.
After what seems to be a similar incident at Metropolis Comics in Bellflower, the owner confronts Buffer in the video, emphasizing that he was caught on camera.
The unhappy actor, who has a small role in the recently released Brad Pitt film Bullet Train, put the comics back and walked out after the store owner threatened to contact the police.
Things do not seem promising for the actor
Buffer also works as a contract Santa and a freelance graphic designer in addition to his shaky acting career. After that, he got rid of all of his social media accounts and said that the company owners were bothering him.
The Southern California Comics staff called the first post from last Friday, which showed Buffer shoplifting while wearing a bright green polo and long grey bears, a “PSA” (public service announcement).
Staff had not yet found out that Long Beach resident Buffer was the person who did it.
The letter also said that shoplifters have often targeted it since the pandemic and that it had to hire a security guard to make up for its losses after finding out that the books Buffer stole were worth more than $600.