February 4, 1999

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1999 former child actor Gary Coleman was sentenced to a $400 fine, a suspended 90-day jail sentence, and ordered to attend 52 anger-management classes. The sentence stemmed from when Coleman assaulted autograph seeker Tracy Fields on July 30, 1998 after he refused her request for an autograph while he was shopping at a mall. Mr. Coleman said that he wouldn’t have gone berserk against her lower legs and shins if she hadn’t mangled his catchphrase. He claims she kept shouting at him, “What choo talking about Willard?” and just wouldn’t shut up.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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