Ashton Kutcher reportedly 'runs over' a teen on his scooter and then offers to take a selfie
The average person on the street dreams about bumping into a famous celebrity, regardless of whether or not they actually admire their professional work. For instance, I've always dreamt of having a quick two minute chat with soccer legend David Beckham on the train to work, but the closest I've gotten to speaking to my idol is chatting to former world number four tennis player David Nalbandian at Madrid Airport. Spoiler alert: he doesn't like posing for photos...
While my chance meeting with a tennis star was majorly underwhelming, 19-year-old Leo Marenghi's interaction with a Hollywood star was arguably much worse.
Marenghi - who was on his way to pick up some children from school on his scooter - was accidentally knocked down by none other than That 70's Show star Ashton Kutcher. The 40-year-old actor - who as we all know is married to Mila Kunis - was apparently pulling out of Sunset Bronson Studios, which has a restricted view, in his black Tesla at around 3pm when he collided with the unfortunate young fellow.
"You can’t really see around the corner, so he just pulled out and didn’t see me," said Marenghi. "He hit me, and then once I fell to the ground [and] got up, I saw it was him."
Obviously Kutcher did the decent thing and stopped to see if Marenghi was ok - before agreeing to pose for a rather unusual photo with him. Marenghi told Entertainment Tonight:
"He was like, “Are you OK?’ I’m so sorry!” And I was like, “Yeah, I’m fine, but are you Ashton Kutcher? Can I take a picture with you?” ‘It felt like I just tripped and fell, and there was a security lady there, so I had her take the picture."
Thankfully the only injury that Marenghi suffered was a grazed knee, and revealed that despite America's blame culture, and penchant for lawsuits, he would not be taking the matter any further with Mr. Kutcher.
"I think he was shocked [that photos were] all I wanted, and I was just on my way after," said the teen, "I wasn’t really hurt that bad."
As celebrity encounters go, that one is fairly bizarre - I mean, you've got to hope that your luck isn't so bad that the first time you bump into a celebrity is when you're sprawled over the hood of his car. At the very least I want to bump into Gene Hackman buying his deli meats, or Carly Rae Jepsen in the queue at the Wawa. Thankfully though at least this weird encounter seems to have had a happy ending, leaving Marenghi with something decent to post on his Instagram.