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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

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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Man in Throwing Banana Peel at Dave Chappelle Strikes Again

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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

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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