Trial set for New Mexico man who threw banana peel at comedian Dave Chappelle

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 ( 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.