Danny Trejo Involved in Scuffle at L.A. Independence Day Parade

Witnesses reported that Danny Trejo was riding in the car when the balloon struck and burst. After which, Trejo exited the vehicle, approached a man under a tent, and threw a punch.

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Actor Danny Trejo was involved in a scuffle on 4th of July.

Actor and Los Angeles native Danny Trejo found himself in an altercation during an Independence Day Parade in the Sunland-Tujunga neighborhood of L.A. The incident, which was caught on video, showed Trejo reacting to a water balloon thrown at his vintage convertible by a parade attendee.

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Witnesses reported that Trejo, who is 80 years old, was riding in the car when the balloon struck and burst. Footage shared on social media captured Trejo exiting the vehicle, surrounded by children and parents, approaching a man under a tent, and throwing a punch.

The altercation escalated as the man retaliated, causing Trejo to fall. Trejo quickly got back up and attempted to use a folding chair as a weapon. The videos also revealed that several other individuals became involved in the fight, and Trejo had to be held back.

During the scuffle, a bystander could be heard shouting, “There’s kids here! There’s kids here!” The tension lingered for several minutes after the physical confrontation ended.

TMZ reported that by the time law enforcement arrived, the crowd had dispersed. No arrests were made, and there were no reports of serious injuries.

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Trejo, known for his tough-guy roles in films like “Machete,” “From Dusk Till Dawn,” and “Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” has a background as a reformed criminal and has successfully expanded his career into various ventures. He has opened restaurants, donut and coffee shops, launched a beer label, and published his memoir, “Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood,” in 2021. Trejo has also received recognition for his community service efforts.

Speaking to TMZ, Trejo described the incident at the parade as “childish” and referred to the individuals who threw the water balloon as “cowards.”

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