Man tries to hit Bay with air-con unit during HK set

Man tries to hit Bay with air-con unit during HK set
Director Michael Bay

SINGAPORE- In October, Transformers director Michael Bay was assaulted after a purportedly drugged man failed to extort money on set. The man then tried to smack Bay's face with the bulky item.

Recalling the run-in on the first day of shooting, Bay told The New Paper: "I was quick enough to dodge when I saw (the air-con thrown) at me... Security was on the guy right after he swung at my head.

"I grabbed him and kept him from me. I pushed him back."

You pushed him?

The very blonde and very lanky Bay nodded. "Won't you do that if someone came at you?"

Replaying the attack under the bright lights of the Four Seasons Hotel lobby, Bay dodged to the right, then straightened his 1.85m-tall frame, right hand outstretched.

But do not expect the air-con to figure as his weapon of choice over a robot any time soon. "It was a slow weapon," Bay said with a laugh.

Wait a minute, this was the same guy who spent the entire afternoon yelling at members of the media to get lost?

"I don't know what they (public relations) were thinking. You guys came at the worst possible time," Bay said. "It was our busiest day shooting."

Thanks for clearing that up and blogging about the air-con episode.

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