The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest champion Joey Chestnut chokes the protestor for a brief period of time

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest champion Joey Chestnut was bumped into by a protestor Monday morning.

Chestnut briefly took matters into his own hands as security was rushing to remove the protestor.

The distracted stage rusher frustrated chestnut as he grew frustrated with his competitive eating prowess with his face stuffed with hot dogs.

After the brief exchange with Chestnut, the security guard quickly removed the fan. As the person was taken off stage, Chestnut went right back to eating hot dogs.

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A protest against factory farm animal treatment appears to have taken place.

While Chestnut devoured 63 frankfurters on Monday, he won the Mustard Belt for the seventh time in a row.