• Danny Trejo was in a fight
  • It happened on July 4
  • The actor has spoken up on it

The "Machete" actor was attacked with water balloons and bottles, sparking fears of an acid attack. Trejo's heroic instincts kicked in as he defended himself and his friends, showcasing his disdain for bullies and proving age is just a number when it comes to standing up for what's right.

Heroic Instincts Kick In!

In an event that sounds straight out of a movie, Danny Trejo, the iconic actor known for his roles in action-packed films, became a real-life hero this Fourth of July. While enjoying a parade in a classic low-rider car, Trejo's celebration took a dramatic turn when he was hit by water balloons, leading to a chaotic brawl.

"It's sad that people can wake up in the morning and go down and ruin something for everybody else," Trejo told Fox 11, expressing his disappointment over the incident. But when the going got tough, Trejo got going! "I am a protector. I will protect all my friends, always," he declared, after jumping into action.

The scene turned chaotic when Trejo, upon hearing shouts of "It's acid!" leaped out of his vehicle to confront the attackers. "I hate bullies, and that’s what bullies do," Trejo stated, reflecting on his lifelong stance against cowardice.

Trejo said he got out of the car because "[s]omebody yelled it was acid, I thought they messed up Tony’s car," also alleging there was a chlorine smell.

"Somebody yelled, ‘It’s acid!’ And I panicked, I got out of the car to look and then a balloon hit me, and then I saw the guy throwing it," he continued.

At 80 years old, Trejo showed he still has the fire and bravery to stand up against injustice.

Adding to the controversy, Trejo's friend, Mario Castillo, suggested the attack may have been racially motivated. The actor’s friend, was in the low-rider behind Trejo’s, and feels they were racially targeted, according to Fox 11.

"We weren’t there to start no trouble. It was, we were just confronting the people that were throwing balloons. It was a grown man, skinhead, tattoos," Castillo alleged.

Despite the violence, the community's love for Trejo shone through.

"I apologize to Danny, I know you're a good man. You're a humble man," said witness Arnie Abramiam, extending an olive branch on behalf of the community and thanking Trejo for his participation in the parade.

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Danny Trejo's July 4th ordeal has shown that heroes come in all forms, even at 80 years old. While the day may have started with celebration, it ended with a reminder that standing up to bullies is a timeless act of courage.