Taken from the Arnold Classic South Africa Live Stream for News Reporting Purposes.
The Terminator nearly got taken down — and his kindergarten cops let it happen.
A crazed man blasted Arnold Schwarzenegger with a flying double dropkick to the back yesterday, sending the former California governor stumbling forward during a sports event for school kids in South Africa on Saturday.
A video posted to YouTube captured the assault, showing an unsuspecting Terminator smiling and taking pictures with fans at the crowded gym.
His attention is drawn to a girl skipping rope near him — with apparently no clue what was about to happen.
The clip shows the man racing toward the Hollywood icon, hollering “Help me! I need a Lamborghini,” then hitting him with two feet between the shoulder blades.
The attacker lands hard on the gym floor and immediately is horse-collared by a security guard.
Schwarzenegger bumped into a crowd but kept his feet.
The incident could have been avoided.
Just moments beforehand, the suspect can be seen walking up behind Schwarzenegger, holding up his right arm and waving as if he wants the former bodybuilder’s attention.
A member of the security detail grabs the man by the arm and leads him off camera. But somehow the drop-kicker got past the posse soon after.
After getting kicked, the 71-year-old lived up to his famous on-screen line.
He came back.
Appearing unfazed, Schwarzenegger reassured those attending his Arnold Classic Africa in Johannesburg that he was fine. He smiled and shook hands.
Following the incident, the actor took to Twitter to let his fans know he was OK.
“Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about. I thought I was just jostled by the crowd, which happens a lot. I only realized I was kicked when I saw the video like all of you. I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat.”
He followed up suggesting fans share a video of a handicapped athlete showing off his archery skills instead.
Event organizers said he had no plans to press charges.
A second video was later posted on Twitter by Maleka Moroane, who noted, “Arnold Schwarzenegger is still a terminator. He was not dropped. The lunatic actually injured himself.”