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Arnie Addresses the Guy Who Attacked Him

The actor tweets after being drop-kicked
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2019 4:47 PM CDT
In this Thursday, April 4, 2019 file photo, Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks during the Paramount Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019 in Las Vegas.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Hey, this is Arnold Schwarzenegger—of course he's not pressing charges. The action-movie star tweeted Sunday that he won't seek legal recourse against the man who attacked him while he schmoozed with fans in Johannesburg, South Africa, People reports. "I hope this was a wake-up call, and he gets his life on the right track," the 71-year-old tweeted after footage of the incident went viral. He also asked that fans "watch some of our @ArnoldSports athletes" instead of retweeting the video.

The former California governor added a video of a young archer in a wheelchair as an example of what people should be watching, per USA Today. The Arnold Classic Africa event is part of his Arnold Sport Festival, a series of multi-sport competitions across six continents. As for the assailant, event organizers say he's a "crazed fan" who yelled "Help me, I need a Lamborghini" three times as he was dragged off after the attack, per TMZ. (Schwarzenegger's daughter recently made headlines.)

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