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  • Man says he kicked Chevy Chase in self-defense in dispute

  • A New York man says he kicked Chevy Chase in self-defense after the comedian climbed into a vehicle and tried to punch him during a profanity-laced traffic dispute. Chase told police he was cut off by another driver on Feb. 9. A truck passenger tells the New York Post that the former "Saturday Night Live" star got into their vehicle and tried to punch him. A spokeswoman for Chase says Chase did not get into the other vehicle. Chase was not charged.

, FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2015 file photo, Chevy Chase attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza, in New York. Police say the 74-year-old Chase was driving in South Nyack on Feb. 9, 2018 when he was cut off in traffic by a 22-year-old Long Island man. Authorities say the driver and Chase got into a verbal argument, which led to a passenger in the car cursing at Chase and kicking him in the shoulder. The driver contends the kick was self-defense because Chase threw a punch first. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

24 of February 2018 02:56:27

SOUTH NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man says he kicked Chevy Chase in self-defense after the comedian climbed into a vehicle and tried to punch him during a profanity-laced traffic dispute.

Chase told police he was cut off by another driver on Feb. 9. Thinking his car might be damaged, he followed the car across the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Both drivers pulled over in South Nyack (NY'-ak).

A truck passenger, Michael Landrio, tells the New York Post that the former "Saturday Night Live" star got into their vehicle and tried to punch him.

Landrio says that's when he kicked Chase, sending him flying.

A spokeswoman for Chase says the actor didn't get into the vehicle and didn't try to attack Landrio.

Landrio was charged with harassment. Chase was not charged.


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