The New York Daily News assigned four reporters to the story.
“LaBeouf’s latest run-in with the law took place about 12:30 a.m. at the site of his interactive installation … outside the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria,” the Daily News said. “The overnight fracas erupted when a 25-year-old Bronx man walked in between LaBeouf, 30, and the camera, cops said.”
The tabloid said the pair exchanged words before LaBeouf ripped off the man’s scarf and shoved him to the ground, scratching his face in the process.
The 30-year-old actor was charged with misdemeanor assault just days after shouting down a white supremacist at the museum.