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Coleman Strikes Man at Bowling Alley with Car

9/7/2008 7:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gary ColemanGary Coleman blasted a man with his car yesterday after he and the victim allegedly argued inside a bowling alley -- and both sides are telling completely different stories as to what really went down.

Coleman's bodyguard told ABC4 that 24-year-old Colt Rushton approached Gary and his wife late Friday night at a Payson, Utah 10-pin and asked to snap a cell phone photo of the "Diff'rent Strokes" star. After Gary said no, Rushton continued to harass Gary -- and was eventually hit by Gary's truck after darting behind it while Coleman was leaving at around midnight.

Rushton's more violent side of the story goes like this: He says Gary's wife snatched his cell phone from him, and Coleman threw several punches at him before getting behind the wheel. Colt said he was trying to get his cell phone back when Gary threw his truck into gear and backed into him, knocking him to the ground.

Colt was treated and released from a local hospital. Coleman also hit another car.

No arrests or citations were given but police say alcohol may be a factor. It's still under investigation.

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Joe Smith    

first!

2153 days ago
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Kelli    

Temper temper...whats wrong with your brother Willis?

2153 days ago
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Judge    

Gary Coleman is a demented little troll. Now he is using his car as weapon? What in the hell was his "body guard" doing? This little has-been is crying out for help. Please someone help him before he seriously hurts someone.

2153 days ago
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Joy    

THE MOST SHOCKING PART OF THIS STORY IS THAT GARY COLEMAN NEEDS A BODY GUARD!

2153 days ago
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bebefj123    

What's wrong with Gary is his unforgiveness and bitterness toward his parents. I have seen his parents on national TV poor out their heart to him apologizing and he refuses to forgive them for taking his money when he was young, etc. He was taken advantage of and probably used but its done and there is nothing they can do about it now, the money is gone . maybe they should offer to give him more money. Alot of parents will do things to there kids and blame their child and never utter an apology because parents can be just as evil as children. But, these people have begged for his mercy. I hope he has or will reconcile with them and we would see a difference in his pent up anger toward them that strikes out at everyone in his path.

2153 days ago
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ilovetheshowmadmen    

4 words:
COURT ORDERED ANGER MANAGEMENT

2153 days ago
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cavity creep    

His bodyguard was probably Webster. Heh. Sometimes fans get carried away with those phone cams. I don't blame him for the way he reacted. Gary was just trying to spend some time with his wife for some social relaxation. Then again, he was a child Hollywood star actor. So it is expected.

2153 days ago
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JJ    

It doesn't sound like body guard did much. I agree Arnold is a very bitter dude. As he said in that TV commercial, "my family wouldn't even loan me money". Sad, because he was an incredible actor back in the day.

2153 days ago
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small town girl...    

I live in this small town of Payson and Gary Coleman lives just one town south of us. He is not such a nice man. He has caused alot of problems since moving his big head to Utah. I think there are alot of people that wouldnt miss him if he left and went back to his own kind of non law abiding citizens in Hollywood.

2153 days ago
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Friend of Matt Grant    

What a piece of sh*t puke! I hope the guy sues him and takes all of his money! This short bastid needs a dose of reality and manners. All he had to do was take a picture. It's part of being a celebrity and being kind to your fans!

2153 days ago
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wolfdogang    

peolpe these days r out 2 get money from anybody mainly white folks they cant live with out a penny-thats y they so devilish

2153 days ago
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martinistopswithus    

Gary Coleman could find work if he wasn't a few prawns short of a galaxy.

2153 days ago
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Stephaie    

Calling him a demented troll is being nice. He at one time had a website begging for money you'd think he wouldnt be such an ass. What a loser!!!! I wish he would go away.

2153 days ago
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gullibleminions    

oooops!! Looks like it's time to call CashCall again..huh? little dude. How much liquor can little guys ingest before it's over the limit? lol

2153 days ago
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Marcy    

Gary Coleman Is CRAZY yes maybe Colt crossed the line he didnt need to take a picture but Gary and his CRAZY wife didnt need to freak out like that they could have killed him!!!!!! I hope it passes soon.

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