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Chevy Chase Stomped in Road Rage

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Chevy Chase being inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in November 2017. (Photo by Phil Mccarten/Invision for Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

By    |   Thursday, 22 February 2018 09:16 AM

Entertainer Chevy Chase was involved in a road rage incident near the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York and did one of his famous pratfalls. But it was for real. The actor and comedian was stomped.

Chase, 74, told police a truck cut off his vehicle on Feb. 9 near the bridge, officially known as the Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge, and that he initially believed his car was hit, WABC-TV reported.

According to TMZ, Chase said he flashed his high beams until he got the black pickup to pull over. Chase said he realized his vehicle had not been hit but he approached the driver to "speak to him about his reckless driving," according to police.


The actor claimed one of the three people in the truck "flipped him off," and he responded, "If I were younger, I'd bust your nose," per TMZ.

Chase told police that one person got out of the truck and kicked him in the shoulder so hard that he was knocked to the ground. The pickup truck driver claimed that Chase threw the first punch and the actor was kicked to block his fist, according to a police report.

TMZ said the kicking suspect was charged with second degree harassment with physical contact.

Authorities said a third party who witnessed what was going on pulled over because he did not want to see Chase "get his a** stomped," according to TMZ.

Chase, who was born Cornelius Crane Chase, is best known for as one of the original stars of "Saturday Night Live" in the 1970s and movies such as "Caddyshack," "Fletch," and "National Lampoon's Vacation," according to Biography.com.

On ‘SNL” he often mimicked late President Gerald Ford who was prone to stumbles.

In one of his latest roles, Chase appeared as Pierce Hawthorne for four seasons in the NBC comedy series "Community."

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Entertainer Chevy Chase was involved in a road rage incident near the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York and did one of his famous pratfalls. But it was for real. The actor and comedian was stomped.
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