CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett said he was punched by a fan on Wednesday.
Garrett tweeted that a "fan" hopped out of his car to take a picture with the Cleveland Brown and proceeded to punch him.
A “fan” hopped out his car to take a picture with me and then punched me in my face. Hm, put your legs into it might have actually made me flinch. 👍🏾— Myles "Flash" Garrett ⚡️ (@MylesLGarrett) October 16, 2019
According to the police report, Garrett was driving on East 9th Street talking on his cell phone, when a 24-year-old man driving a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt pulled up next to his vehicle and asked for a picture.
Garrett told police he said to hold on while he finished his conversation.
The man then approached Garrett's car window while it was down and took a picture of him, according to the report.
Once the man took the picture, he punched Garrett, according to the report.
The man immediately jumped back into his car and drove away, police said.
A Twitter user witnessed the punch and took video of the man driving away.
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Garrett told fans the punch felt like a "pillow tap."
Was in my car, flagged me down for a picture and I cracked the window enough for the camera to get my face. Took the pic and gave me a pillow tap— Myles "Flash" Garrett ⚡️ (@MylesLGarrett) October 16, 2019
Garrett responded to another tweet agreeing that if he would have punched the "fan" back, he would get sued.
Fortunately, Garrett didn't suffer any injuries; he was just surprised.
A Cleveland Browns spokesperson said the team is aware of the situation and that the proper law enforcement authorities have been notified.