Ryan O’Neal has earned himself yet another a “Father of The Year” mug. He’s gotten one every year since Tatum was born so he’s got 54 of them now! Redmond O’Neal, his son with Farrah Fawcett, was arrested in Santa Monica, CA for robbing a convenience store with a knife. People reports that Redmond is being held on $50,000 bail and is due in court on Thursday.
According to People:
According to police, the son of actors Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O’Neal walked into the store, located near Santa Monica, armed with a knife and demanded the clerk to take out money from the register.
Authorities claim that Redmond fled the store after the clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of cash just before 2:30 am. The 33-year-old was arrested nearby and detectives alleged they recovered a knife from Redmond that matched the clerk’s description.
Redmond has a long history of drug abuse, and unlike his half sister Tatum O’Neal, he never got it under control. Redmond was also busted for coke and meth in 2005. In 2011, his pops said that Redmond was a mess because he “never recovered from the loss of his mother” (Farrah died in 2009). That doesn’t really explain why in 2008 Ryan and Redmond had an unusual father/son bonding sesh that involved matching vials of meth that were found in each of their bedrooms.
Similarly, in September 2011, his probation was revoked after he admitted to using narcotics in court-ordered rehab. The one-year rehabilitation program was imposed after he pleaded no contest to felony gun possession and heroin possession in August 2011.
In July 2015, Redmond was sentenced to three years in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation but was credited for nearly a year served by his trial judge.
That’s a helluva rap sheet for a 33-year-old. At least it seems like Ryan taught him proper nutrition vis a vis the food pyramid, but for drugs: “Now son, you gotta eat all of your weed before you have your meth or you’ll spoil your appetite“. If Redmond didn’t have rich and famous parents, he’d probably be making “Father of The Year” license plate frames in prison by now. But then again if he didn’t have rich and famous parents, he probably wouldn’t be the poster child for Hollywood parental neglect he is today.