Michael Savage, the 74-year-old host of the nationally syndicated talk radio show Savage Nation, was dining solo at Servino Ristorante in Tiburon, with his toy poodle, Teddy, keeping him company, when another patron allegedly began taunting him by saying, ‘weener, weener.’
The heckler was apparently referring to Savage’s legal name, Michael Alan Weiner.
As Savage was heading out the door, the verbal abuse allegedly turned physical when the jeerer knocked the septuagenarian to the ground, according to the talk show host’s attorney, Daniel Horowitz.
When another diner tried to step in between the brawlers, he was punched in the face, Horowitz told the Mercury News.
Savage’s beloved 12-year-old pooch also got shoved after getting caught in the middle of the scuffle.
The disturbance at the Italian restaurant at a shopping center on Main Street has been confirmed by the Tiburon Police Department.
When police officers arrived at the scene at around 8.25pm Tuesday, they found that Savage and his attacker had each placed the other under citizen’s arrest.