The man who intervened in the street brawl involving Shia LaBeouf and a fat shirtless Canadian over the weekend claims that Shia threatened to pull a knife on him.
But he said although LaBeouf made the threats he never actually saw a blade on him.
TMZ spoke with Shea Carter who said he saw LaBeouf inside the Cinema Public House before the fight occurred.
He claims that the 25-year-old had been drinking and swayed into several people during the night including one man that warned Shia, ‘Hey man, watch out.’
‘Oh yea? Or what?’ Shia allegedly replied. ‘What are you going to do about it?’
That’s when the two men apparently then took the matter outside and Shia got beaten down to the pavement.
Carter then tried to help LaBeouf and stopped him from going back inside but that only got him more fired up.
‘Well what if I grabbed my knife on you? Carter alleges LaBeouf said.
Carter said that he quickly held on to LaBeouf in case he was serious about the knife threat and tried to restrain him.
The actor finally decided to walk away but Carter said when he went back into the bar a few moments later, he looked out of the window to see LaBeouf making a throat-slashing gesture at him from outside.