NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD has arrested a man accused of punching comedian Andy Dick after a recent performance.
Forty-six-year-old David Hale has been arrested and charged with second degree battery and simple battery.
A Crimestoppers tip led to Hale’s arrest, according to the NOPD.
Hale is accused of assaulting Dick outside a Toulouse Street nightclub just before 2:30 a.m. on August 10.
Video of the incident shows Hale walk up to Dick, who had just finished a performance at One Eyed Jacks, and punch him once in the side of the head.
Dick can be seen bouncing off of a wall and flopping to the ground, where he remains.
Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at (504) 658-6080.