According to TMZ, the peacemaker, Shea Carter, noticed Shia inside the bar before the tussle and claimed the star was drunkenly swaying into other bar patrons, including the man he ended up fighting. He warned LaBeouf, saying, "Hey man, watch out."
Shia replied, "Oh yeah? Or what? What are you going to do about it?" The two then went outside, and LaBeouf was taken down on the sidewalk.
Carter said he tried to stop Shia from going back inside the bar after the encounter, but the hot-tempered LaBeouf said, "Well what if I grabbed my knife on you?" He did not.
Before walking away from the establishment, Shia appeared outside the window and made a throat-slashing motion at Carter.
Last February, Shia was handcuffed but not arrested after a bar scuffle in Sherman Oaks.