Michael Savage was violently attacked at a restaurant north of San Francisco on Tuesday night, according to Rich Lieberman at 415 Media.
Finishing his dinner at Servino Restaurant, Savage was confronted by an unnamed assailant, described by Lieberman as follows:
Savage was with his dog, "Teddy," and finishing up dinner at Servino Restaurant in Tiburon, CA (north of San Francisco) when the unnamed assailant charged up to Savage and began yelling, "Hey Weiner," making fun of Savage's legal last name. The attacker then kicked the poodle out of the way so he could get to Michael and then grabbed Savage and threw him to the ground, according to an eyewitness who watched the attack along with several restaurant patrons.
Savage was not seriously hurt and his dog is OK but the incident left him bloodied and shaken.
Michael Savage's miniature poodle Teddy.
Savage's legal birth name is Michael Weiner.
Dan Horowitz, Savage's attorney, said felony charges would be pursued against the assailant: "We're going to seek felony charges against the man and we're going to investigate this as a Hate Crime because of Michael's political views."
Lieberman received the following statement from Savage, describing the event:
"I was leaving Servino's restaurant when a total stranger followed me out of the restaurant and confronted me. He said, 'Are you Michael Weiner?' I turned to him and said, 'Go away, I don't know who you are.' I turned to leave and he pushed me and I fell down. He moved toward me to push me down and he shoved my 10-pound poodle out of the way to get to me. He has lied and said I pushed him. That is absurd. Both of my hands were holding onto things!"