Arnold Schwarzenegger won't press charges against 'idiot' who kicked him in the back

Arnold Schwarzenegger says he isn't going to press charges against a person who kicked him in the back, as seen in a video that has made its way around social media.

The "Terminator" star, 71, took to Twitter Sunday to inform followers of his decision. 

"Update: A lot of you have asked, but I’m not pressing charges," his post read. "I hope this was a wake-up call, and he gets his life on the right track. But I’m moving on and I’d rather focus on the thousands of great athletes I met at @ArnoldSports Africa."

The incident happened at the Arnold Classic Africa sporting event in Johannesburg, South Africa.

"Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about. I thought I was just jostled by the crowd, which happens a lot," the action star previously wrote on Twitter. "I only realized I was kicked when I saw the video like all of you. I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat."

In the viral video, Schwarzenegger is seen filming a Snapchat video of himself while a jump rope event occurs behind him. Then a person runs up behind him, jumps and kicks him in the back.

After the kick, a security guard is seen tackling the attacker to the ground.

USA TODAY has reached out to Schwarzenegger's rep for comment.

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