Dave Chappelle attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Feb. 15, 2015, in New York.
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March 31, 2015 11:44 AM EDT

Police arrested a man Monday for throwing a banana peel at comedian Dave Chappelle during a show in New Mexico.

The man, identified as Christian Englander, threw the peel at Chappelle during his performance at The Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, according to news channel KOB4. Englander attempted to escape the venue but was apprehended by security and later charged with battery and disorderly conduct by police.

A spokesperson for the Santa Fe Police Department said Englander was “visibly intoxicated” during the show.

According to one account of the incident, Chappelle continued his set after the incident but was visibly upset. He joked about throwing a tuna casserole at Englander as revenge, and complained that he had used a brown banana peel instead of a yellow one.


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