Danny Trejo, 80, Throws a Chair, Gets Knocked to Ground During Fight with Crowd at Fourth of July Parade

The actor got into a fight with parade attendees in Los Angeles after someone appeared to throw water balloons at the car he was in

<p>Jon Kopaloff/Getty</p> Danny Trejo on Aug. 24, 2022

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Danny Trejo on Aug. 24, 2022

Danny Trejo was involved in a physical altercation with attendees at a Fourth of July parade.

The Machete actor, 80, appeared to get into a fight at a parade in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Sunland-Tujunga on Thursday, July 4, as videos published by TMZ and elsewhere on social media show.

Videos show Trejo exiting his vehicle after a water balloon hits the car while he participated in the parade with a vintage convertible. People standing nearby the actor's vehicle can be heard yelling "No water!" to a crowd out of view before Trejo gets out to confront a group of people watching from the sidewalk.

The actor appeared to throw a punch in a fight with the crowd and was briefly knocked to the ground. He could also be seen tossing a nearby lawn chair as people converged to try to break up the fight.

A rep for Trejo did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

Related: Danny Trejo Mourns ‘Funny’ Chihuahua: Dixie ‘Ruled the House’ Before She Died at Age 16

<p>Shane Anthony Sinclair/Getty</p> Danny Trejo on April 18, 2024

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Danny Trejo on April 18, 2024

According to Los Angeles-area ABC7 Eyewitness News, the incident lasted roughly 10 minutes before police arrived and the situation cooled down. Prior to the altercation, Trejo appeared to be stalled in his car and taking selfies with attendees along the parade route, per footage published by ABC 7.

The outlet spoke with one witness, who said water balloons are common at that parade, but that Trejo seemed upset "because usually people don't throw water balloons at fancy cars when they come by."

Trejo doesn't appear to have addressed the incident on his social media, though he wrote about the holiday on Instagram, "Have fun tonight but make sure to take care of your dogs! Happy #4thOfJuly!" The star recently revealed that his chihuahua Dixie died on July 1.

<p>Mike Marsland/WireImage</p> Danny Trejo on April 18, 2024

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Danny Trejo on April 18, 2024

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PEOPLE spoke with Trejo on the eve of his 80th birthday in May. At the time, the actor reflected on his troubled childhood growing up in California and a number of jail stints before he took up acting in the 1980s.

"Anytime somebody asks me did I ever imagine, I never imagined getting out of prison," he said at the time. "The last thing I heard the parole board say in 1969 was, 'Bring us back a life sentence. We're sick and tired of you.' I never went back. I mean, every day, every day for me is just a blessing."

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