Actor Delroy Lindo charged with assault in food store parking lot

By Devona Walker, Daily Planet Staff
Tuesday July 09, 2002

Police said fight was about a parking space 


Montclair resident and actor Delroy Lindo was charged by police on Independence Day because he allegedly put his hands around a man’s neck during a fight over a parking space at Whole Foods Grocery outlet at Telegraph and Ashby avenues. 

Lindo is best known for his work in several Spike Lee films. 

Last Thursday, because there was no officer to witness the fight a citizen asked that Lindo be arrested. The incident was called a citizen’s arrest, said Berkeley Police Lt. Cynthia Harris.  

Lindo was charged with misdemeanor assault and is scheduled for a hearing Aug. 1. Police cited Lindo at the scene but did not take him into custody. 

Police did not identify the victim.  

As an actor, Lindo has played lead roles in several films including “Crooklyn,” and has had strong supporting roles in “Clockers” and “Malcom X.” Lindo starred in the films “Romeo Must Die,” “Get Shorty,” and “The Cider House Rules.”  

Born in San Francisco, Lindo attended the most highly-esteemed acting academy in the Bay Area — The American Conservatory Theater (ACT). Actor Denzel Washington is also a graduate of the ACT. 

Lindo could not be reached for comment.