Arnold Schwarzenegger not pressing charges against attacker
Action icon Arnold Schwarzennegger has no plans to pursue criminal charges against the man who attacked him from behind at a sporting event in South Africa. An unidentified male was caught on camera launching himself at the Terminator star at the Arnold Classic Africa in Johannesburg on Friday May 17, as the actor signed autographs and posed for photos with fans.
The force of the flying drop-kick pushed the 71 year old forward into the crowd, but he subsequently brushed off the incident, taking to Twitter on Saturday to assure fans he is fine.
Update: A lot of you have asked, but I’m not pressing charges. I hope this was a wake-up call, and he gets his life on the right track. But I’m moving on and I’d rather focus on the thousands of great athletes I met at @ArnoldSports Africa.— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) May 19, 2019
Schwarzenegger has since announced he won't be pressing charges against the crazed fan, who was detained by security officials after the attack and handed over to police. "A lot of you have asked, but I'm not pressing charges," he tweeted on Sunday. "I hope this was a wake-up call, and he gets his life on the right track. But I'm moving on and I'd rather focus on the thousands of great athletes I met at @ArnoldSports Africa."