2006: Howard and Beth vs Homeless Guy

Howard Stern got the scare of his life when a crazed fan spit in his girlfriend’s face and threatened both of them on an upper West Side street.

But a frightened Stern quickly turned crimefighter, helping cops nab the screaming, arm-waving lunatic, the sources said.

Stern, who is regularly approached by friendly fans on the street, was particularly shaken by the “deranged” man’s angry outbursts, a source close to the radio host said.

His nerves, however, were calmed by a dozen or so cops who sped to the scene.