Man in Throwing Banana Peel at Dave Chappelle Strikes Again

This undated booking photo provided by the Santa Fe County Adult Detention Center shows Christian Englander, 30, of Santa Fe, who was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor disorderly conduct and battery Monday, March 30, 2015. Englander is accused of tossing a banana peel at Dave Chappelle during a standup show in Santa Fe, and hitting the comedian in the leg, police in this northern New Mexico city say. (AP Photo/Santa Fe County Adult Detention Center)
Santa Fe police say a man tossed a banana peel at Dave Chappelle during a show, hitting the comedian in the leg. Above, Chappelle performs in New Orleans in July 2014. (Gerald Herbert/AP Photo)
Santa Fe police say a man tossed a banana peel at Dave Chappelle during a show, hitting the comedian in the leg. Above, Chappelle performs in New Orleans in July 2014. (Gerald Herbert/AP Photo)

 

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man arrested after throwing a banana peel that hit comedian Dave Chappelle in the leg during a performance in Santa Fe says he threw one at another black man two nights later.

Christian Englander told the Santa Fe New Mexican on Thursday (http://goo.gl/33FaiC) he threw another banana peel outside a Santa Fe bar because the “irony of this situation is too much to pass up.”

Jay Wills, the latest target of a banana peel, says Englander threw a peel at him during a scuffle. That tossing was not reported to police.

Englander, who is white, was arrested Monday night on suspicion of battery and disorderly conduct after tossing a banana peel at Chappelle, who is black.

Englander, 30, denies that either tossing was racially motivated but was meant as a joke.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.sfnewmexican.com

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