Controversial radio show host Michael Savage says he was attacked while eating dinner at a California restaurant.
Michael Savage, the 74-year-old host of the nationally syndicated talk radio show Savage Nation, was dining solo at Servino Ristorante in Tiburon, with his toy poodle, Teddy, keeping him company, when another patron allegedly began taunting him by saying, ‘weener, weener.’
The heckler was apparently referring to Savage’s legal name, Michael Alan Weiner.
As Savage was heading out the door, the verbal abuse allegedly turned physical when the jeerer knocked the septuagenarian to the ground, according to the talk show host’s attorney, Daniel Horowitz.
When another diner tried to step in between the brawlers, he was punched in the face, Horowitz told the Mercury News.
Savage said “this guy can’t get away with that,” lawyer Horowitz told the paper.
The Tiburon Police Department confirms the incident took place. When they arrived on the scene, police found both people had placed each other under a citizen’s arrest. Law enforcement let both men go.
The district attorney’s office will determine whether or not to file charges.