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Man in throwing banana peel at Dave Chappelle strikes again

 

FILE - This Sunday, July 6, 2014 file photo Dave Chappelle performs at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. Santa Fe police say a man tossed a banana peel at Chappelle during a show, hitting in the comedian in the leg. Police Lt. Andrea Dobyns says 30-year-old Christian Englander of Santa Fe was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor disorderly conduct and battery after the fruit throw Monday, March 30, 2015 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in the northern New Mexico city. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert,File)

FILE – This Sunday, July 6, 2014 file photo Dave Chappelle performs at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. Santa Fe police say a man tossed a banana peel at Chappelle during a show, hitting in the comedian in the leg. Police Lt. Andrea Dobyns says 30-year-old Christian Englander of Santa Fe was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor disorderly conduct and battery after the fruit throw Monday, March 30, 2015 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in the northern New Mexico city. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert,File)

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.

 told the Santa Fe New Mexican on Thursday (http://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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