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Shaquille O'Neal

Chokes Out Tow Man

'You Put a Boot On My F***ing Car!'

10/3/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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100213_shaq_launchShaquille O'Neil got one of those dreaded parking boots on his truck -- and all he had to do to get it removed for free was choke out the dude who did the the booting ... TMZ has learned.

Ok, Shaq was playfully strangling Spence Beck of ABS Booting in the video he posted on Instagram Tuesday night -- but it was all the boot man's idea.

Spence tells us a few hours after he slapped the device on Shaq's ride outside an Atlanta restaurant (someone forgot to feed the meter) ... he got a call, and instantly recognized the Diesel's voice.

According to Spence, Shaq played his cop card, saying ... “I’m a U.S. Marshal, I need you to remove this boot."

If you didn't know ... Shaq really was deputized back in 2005 when he helped feds track down sexual predators -- and that was good enough for Spence.

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Spence says he told Shaq he'd waive the $75 fine in exchange for a co-starring role in one of  Shaq's Instagram vids. 

Sweet deal for Shaq ... though we're guessing the boot man's neck wasn't thrilled.

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23 COMMENTS

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KARMA K    

;-)

363 days ago
17.

Livvie    

Ok...so?

363 days ago
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lil-twisted    

I'm not thrilled by this. We fart in the wrong place in this town a get the boot guy (they only accept cash) but if you are Shaq, well, hey, the boot is all fun and games. What a load.

363 days ago
19.

PATRICK    

I bumped into shaq at 21 c hotel & mueseum; really nice man.

363 days ago
20.

SANDIB    

,,

361 days ago
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