A college student has filed a police report claiming that actor Joe Pesci punched him in the mouth after he snapped a photo in a shopping center parking lot.
Juan Carlos Montenegro, 24, filed the report Sunday against Pesci. The 62-year-old actor, who won an Oscar for his role in 1990’s “Goodfellas,” hasn’t been charged.
Sgt. Jeff Kelly said police weren’t sure if the man who allegedly struck Montenegro was Pesci.
Pesci’s lawyer, Jay Julien, didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment Tuesday.
Montenegro declined comment, referring calls to his lawyer, Ramon Tourgeman, who also didn’t immediately return a call.
According to the report, Montenegro said he took a picture of Pesci after the actor had refused his requests.
“Juan stated that Pesci then got furious and punched him in the mouth with his right fist,” the report states.
The officer who compiled the report wrote that he saw swelling on the right corner of Montenegro’s lip. The officer went to the parking lot but could find no witnesses.
Pesci’s screen credits also include roles in “My Cousin Vinny,” “Casino” and “Raging Bull.”