Chris Pine was chased down by a nearly naked man shouting “Captain Kirk” during New York City's Gay Pride celebration last weekend.

The 31-year-old Pine, who is best known for his role as James T. Kirk in the 2009 film Star Trek, told the story to Conan O'Brien, host of cabler TNT's late night talk show Conan.

The actor explained how he wandered into Gay Pride.

“I didn't realize it was gay pride day,” Pine said. “It was like 150,000 men all very excited. I happen to be wearing a tank top because it was hot out ...”

O'Brien jokingly added, “You were wearing bicycle shorts. … You were wearing a big mustache because it was hot.”

“And I got chased down the street by a large ...”

“You got chased the street?” O'Brien interrupted.

“... by a large man wearing a sock around his ahhh … shouting Captain Kirk.”

“I think I made it back to the hotel in 12 minutes.”

“That's so fascinating,” O'Brien noted. “First of all, that the guy's out just wearing a sock, sees you and then just has the confidence to just go running after you.”

“Captain Kirk!” Pine said in a shout-whisper along with a gesture suggesting the man's sock gave way when he took off running. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Pine's new film People Like Us opens today.