Man In Throwing Banana Peel At Dave Chappelle Strikes Again

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  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.

Photo: Santa Fe County Adult Detention Center/AP
Christian Englander, 30, of Santa Fe, in an undated photo.

Englander, 30, denies that either tossing was racially motivated but was meant as a joke.