Radio host Savage says he was attacked outside Tiburon restaurant
By Michael Bodley
Updated 7:19 am, Thursday, March 16, 2017
Savage had just finished dining at Servino Ristorante on Main Street in Tiburon when a man, whom he did not know, approached him in the parking lot around 8 p.m. Tuesday, said Savage’s attorney, Daniel Horowitz.
The man, believed to be about 50 years old and over 6 feet tall, began yelling at Savage, calling him “weenie” and “Weiner,” an apparent reference to Savage’s legal last name, Weiner, Horowitz said.
Savage, holding onto his toy poodle, Teddy, and a to-go bag, told the man to “get lost,” Horowitz said.
The man then pushed Savage to the ground, and when a bystander tried to intervene, the man punched him in the face, Horowitz said.
Laurie Nilsen, a spokeswoman for the Tiburon Police Department, said officers responded to Servino around 8:25 p.m. on a report of a fight with no weapons involved.
Contrary to the hint of skepticism in the title and first paragraph, that last sentence in the article shows that the attack happened.
I’m not a Savage listener, and don’t care for him. But if that attacker thought he’d made an impression on Savage, he won’t like how it will be expressed. “Backfired!” will be an understatement.