LOS ANGELES, CA — Actor Tony Cox, perhaps best known as the homicidal elf in “Bad Santa,” struck a teen riding his bike in Los Angeles Thursday morning. The boy survived with only minor injuries.
It happened just before noon at the corner of Beverly Boulevard and North Detroit Street, according to Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Officer Jeff Lee. Cox was heading southbound on Detroit Street when he stopped to make a right turn onto Beverly Boulevard.
That’s when he struck a 13-year-old boy riding his bike across the crosswalk, according to the LAPD. Though the bike was pinned under Cox’s car, the 13-year-old boy suffered only minor injuries. He was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries, said Lee.
Cox remained at the scene to render aid, and no arrests were made.
Cox is a veteran actor appearing in the Jim Carey movie “My, Myself & Irene” as well as Mel Brooks’ “Spaceballs.”