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Woman arrested at home of 'American Pie' actor is identified

April 18, 2013|By Andrew Blankstein
  • Eddie Kaye Thomas is best known for his role as Paul Finch in the "American Pie" film series.
Eddie Kaye Thomas is best known for his role as Paul Finch in the "American… (Vivian Zink / Universal…)

The woman arrested after allegedly barricading herself in the Hollywood Hills home of "American Pie" actor Eddie Kaye Thomas was identified by police Thursday as Roxanna Bear, 31.

Bear, a Russian national, was booked on suspicion of felony vandalism Wednesday after a Los AngelesĀ  police SWAT team fired flash-bang grenades and tear gas into the home of Thomas, best known for his role as Paul Finch in the "American Pie" films.

She was being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Police were called to Thomas' residence shortly after 1 p.m. in response to a report that a woman with a knife was threatening the 32-year-old Thomas.

The actor met Bear for the first time at a restaurant Tuesday night, said LAPD Lt. Andrew Neiman. She stayed overnight at his home and on Wednesday was asked to leave but refused.

In addition to threatening Thomas, she destroyed personal property at Thomas' home, including dishes, a lamp and a guitar, police said.

Police tried to convince Bear, whom they described as an aspiring singer, to give up. When she refusedĀ  they fired the flash-bang grenades and multiple rounds of tear gas.

Bear had been arrested by Beverly Hills police in late February on suspicion of misdemeanor public intoxication and refusing to leave private property at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, authorities said.

In addition to his role in the "American Pie" series, Thomas has made numerous appearances in television and movies dating back a decade.


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