David Spade Attacked by Employee

B E V E R L Y   H I L L S, Calif., Nov. 30, 2000 -- Actor David Spade said today the man arrested for allegedly attacking him with a stun gun is a friend who “is obviously mentally troubled right now” and needs help.

“David Malloy was a good friend of mine for five years. … My heart goes out to him,” the star of the sitcom Just Shoot Me said in a statement.

Spade, 36, suffered minor injuries when Malloy allegedly used a stun gun on him after entering Spade’s home around 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, said police Sgt. Tom Van Ausdell.

Spade declined to be taken to a hospital and was treated by paramedics on the scene, Van Ausdell said.

Intruder Arrested Police said David Warren Malloy, 29, of Los Angeles had fled by the time officers arrived. A warrant was obtained, and he was arrested later Wednesday afternoon at about 3:30 p.m. in Brea and booked for investigation of burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and assault with a stun gun. Bail was set at $50,000.

“I believe he is a good person who is obviously mentally troubled right now. I can only hope that he seeks the help he needs to get well,” Spade said in his statement.

Van Ausdell said Malloy was in an Orange County hospital Wednesday night, but he did not know which hospital, or why Malloy was there.

“I can’t comment on his medical condition at all,” police Lt. Ed Kreines said today.

Malloy was a current employee of Spade and worked as a personal assistant to the actor, Van Ausdell said. He did not know how Malloy got into Spade’s home.

Spade got his start on Saturday Night Live, and appeared in a series of movies as straight man to the late Chris Farley. On NBC’s Just Shoot Me, which also stars Laura San Giacomo, Spade plays the assistant to a magazine publisher played by George Segal.