September 08, 2008 03:08:17 GMT
The man alleged the actor punched him several times before getting behind the wheel at a parking lot at the South County Bowling Lanes in Payson, Utah after midnight on Saturday, September 6.
Trouble comes to Gary Coleman as a man named Colt Rushton accused him to have hit him with his truck outside a Utah bowling alley. The incident occurred after midnight on Saturday, September 6 at the South County Bowling Lanes in Payson, where the actor is a regular. Details of it remain sketchy though, as both Coleman and Rushton have a very different version of stories.
According to a bodyguard for Coleman, it was closing time at the Payson bowling alley as the star and his wife Shannon Price-Coleman were finishing up a game when Rushton approached them, asking to take their pics with his cell phone. The couple refused to strike a pose and that apparently made Rushton mad that he then started harassing the couple.
Rushton didn't stop there and kept following the twosome as they were heading to the parking lot. There Rushton ran around Coleman's vehicle and got hit by him as he was backing out. Coleman reportedly also hit another car.
Rushton was taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries before then being released. He, on the other hand, testified that he was just trying to get his cell phone back from Coleman's wife Shannon, who forcefully took it from him while he was asking to take their pics. It was when Coleman put his truck in gear and and knocked him to the ground. He also claimed Coleman punched him several times before getting behind the wheel.
The authorities are still investigating the case. No arrests or citations have been given, but police say alcohol may be a factor.