10/8/2016 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ron White got a rude awakening after a man allegedly kicked the crap out of his tour bus in the wee hours of the morning … prompting the comedian to rush out in his long johns wielding a golf club.
Cops in Greenville, SC tell TMZ … it all went down around 2:30 AM Friday when a driver sideswiped White’s parked tour bus with his truck. Cops came and determined Palmer was at fault … which really pissed him off.
We’re told cops knocked on White’s bus to hand him the collision report … but he was asleep and no one answered. That shoulda been the end of it … but get this — shortly after, cops say they got a second call … about Ron chasing Palmer with a golf club.
Ron says he woke up to someone loudly kicking his bus. He dashed out of the bus without putting clothes on … and gave chase with the iron.
Cops checked for damage and found shoe prints that corroborated Ron’s story. They arrested Palmer and charged him with malicious damage to property.