SANTA FE, N.M. – The man accused of throwing a banana peel at comedian Dave Chappelle during a New Mexico performance is headed to court.
Assistant District Attorney Anastasia Martin told the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://goo.gl/rRyQ9I) that jury selection is scheduled for Sept. 23 for Christian Englander's trial.
The 31-year-old Englander, who is white, is facing charges of disturbing the peace and battery after the fruit-throwing disturbance in March. The petty misdemeanors each carry a jail sentence of up to six months and a possible fine of $500.
Englander told police he threw a peel from a banana he'd eaten earlier because he took offense to jokes told by Chappelle, who is black.
Englander told a judge at a hearing Monday that he'd take a plea deal if it were offered.