Arrest Warrant Issued for Boston Grand Prix President for Allegedly Kicking Herald Photographer

John Casey also faces a civil suit over the failed race.

PHOTO VIA PAUL E. SAPERSTEIN CO. AUCTIONEERS & APPRAISERS

PHOTO VIA PAUL E. SAPERSTEIN CO. AUCTIONEERS & APPRAISERS

An arrest warrant has been issued for Boston Grand Prix president John Casey, who allegedly kicked a Herald photographer while attending a hearing in Salem District Court Wednesday afternoon.

Wanted for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, Casey reportedly yelled, “Get the [expletive] out of the way” as he kicked the female photographer in the arm. When bystanders told him to stop, he said, “Leave me alone. You’re a bunch of [expletive],” the Herald reports.

“She jumped out at me. I reacted with a kick to defend myself,” Casey told the Herald. “It was an aggressive move. I felt like I was defending myself. I regret it. I wish I would have reacted differently. It’s just a reflex. If she gave me the opportunity to apologize, I would.”

Casey faces civil suits from Global Partners, a gas station and convenience stores company who paid $275,000 to sponsor the failed race scheduled for the Seaport over Labor Day weekend, as well as bankruptcy trustee. A federal judge froze Casey’s assets as part of the $11 million bankruptcy case, while Attorney General Maura Healey has secured roughly $650,000 in refunds for the more than 1,100 people who purchased tickets.