Move over, Snooki. You aren't the only Jersey Shore cast member involved in a physical altercation on the new reality show that's become a hit for MTV.
Ronnie Magro, known as the most juiced up of all the guidos but (mostly) a softie at heart, was arrested back in September after getting into a fight.
You better believe the cameras were rollin' too.
According to Seaside Heights, N.J., Police Chief Thomas Boyd, Ronnie (who also goes by Ronnie Ortiz-Magro) was arrested Sept. 4 for aggravated assault.
Ronnie told People that the charges were later dismissed, but adds that he did spend a few hours in jail, had a mug shot taken and paid $600 for bail.
However, Mike Mohl, chief of detectives with the Ocean County prosecutor’s office, says the case is with prosecutors and under review for further action.
Either way, Ronnie Magro won't repeat this mistake.
“I definitely felt out of place,” Ronnie Magro of being behind bars. “It’s definitely a place I never want to go back to again. Definitely a lesson learned.”
Still, Magro says he was provoked while walking home from a bar with Snooki and costar Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, who he is currently dating.
Magro says the other person involved was being disrespectful to his friends andshouting “racist” remarks at their African-American security guards.
Footage of the altercation will air in a future Jersey Shore episode, unlike the footage of Brad Ferro knocking Nicole Polizzi out cold in a separate fight.
“I’m really not a person who likes to fight,” Magro said. “He was just being a drunk jerk, saw the camera … [and] I think he chased us down like two blocks or something like that. At that point, you’re like, ‘What am I gonna do?’”
Magro also gets into a separate brawl on this week's episode.