- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - 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 (https://goo.gl/33FaiC) 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.

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

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, https://www.sfnewmexican.com

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