Arnold Schwarzenegger is not pressing charges over attack

A video went viral on Saturday of Arnold Schwarzenegger at an Arnold Classic Africa event in South Africa. The video showed Schwarzenegger posing for photos and filming at the event when a man rushed and drop kicked Schwarzenegger from behind.

The former California State Governor stumbled forward after the kick, while the attacker fell to the ground where he was immediately put on restrains by a security guard. He was shouting the words, “I need a lamborghini.”

Event officials said the man was later handed over to police officers.

Shortly after the incident, Schwarzenegger tweeted. “Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about. I thought I was just jostled by the crowd, which happens a lot. I only realized I was kicked when I saw the video like all of you. I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat.”

In response to tweets from his fans, he said on Sunday he would not be pressing charges against the attacker.

In a separate message, he wrote. “We have 90 sports here in South Africa at the @ArnoldSports, and 24,000 athletes of all ages and abilities inspiring all of us to get off the couch. Let’s put this spotlight on them.

The Arnold Classic Africa event takes place every May and features a range of events including bodybuilding and combat sports.

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