EntertainmentDanny Trejo involved in a public scuffle at the Independence Day parade

Danny Trejo involved in a public scuffle at the Independence Day parade

Danny Trejo took part in a brawl at the parade
Danny Trejo took part in a brawl at the parade
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Magdalena Drozdek

5 July 2024 13:14

"There are children here!" shout the parade participants during the big scuffle. It all started when someone threw a water balloon at actor Danny Trejo's car.

You don't mess with Machete. Danny Trejo is a well-known actor, producer, and, in recent years, a restaurateur. He leverages the popularity gained from his appearances in Robert Rodriguez films, including "Desperado," "From Dusk Till Dawn," and "Once Upon a Time in Mexico." Three new productions featuring Trejo are in the works, including a new instalment of the famous Machete role ("Machete Kills in Space"). The actor reminded people of himself in an unpleasant manner.

Danny Trejo participated in a public brawl

On 4 July, Trejo participated in the Sunland-Tujunga Independence Day parade in California. The actor arrived in his vintage car. At some point, someone threw a water balloon at him. Trejo and his companions got angry, got out of the car, and went to find the "attacker." Then, someone threw another water balloon that hit the actor, leading to a scuffle. A video of the incident made its way online.

The video shows Trejo attempting to hit one of the men but missing. Amid the chaos, he grabs a chair and throws it into the crowd. Someone continually tries to keep Trejo from fully engaging in the fight. First, his friends try to pull him away, then a woman. In the background, people repeatedly shout: "There are children here!"

The scuffle was short-lived and, as reported by "The New York Post," quickly dispersed by other parade participants. The police were called to the scene, but by the time they arrived, nothing was happening, and no one was detained. In an interview with TMZ.com, Trejo said he felt provoked by the behaviour of one of the parade participants, calling the whole incident "childish" and those who didn't face him "cowards."

The comments under the parade video were filled with posts defending the actor and the reputation he has built in recent years. "He's a loving and respectful person who helps others. Sadly, such incidents happen. He doesn't deserve this," wrote one Instagram user. Decades ago, Trejo had legal issues. He was addicted to drugs and alcohol and spent a total of 11 years behind bars for various crimes. He is an example of successful rehabilitation. After leaving prison, he worked as a youth counsellor and then, in the '80s, accidentally ended up on a film set. He began getting supporting roles in low-budget films thanks to his boxing skills and distinctive look. Today, his film repertoire includes dozens of productions.

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