Chris Brown

OMG! I guess when the guy you work for allegedly beats up his girlfriend, behavior like this is considered the norm...

The man in the pictures above works out at the same gym as Chris Brown, and he was attacked by the R&B singer's bodyguard just a few hours ago! Moments after these shots of Chris were snapped, his bodyguard went bananas and injured the man, who simply wanted a photo for his young son.

The man spoke with X17online exclusively and told us what went down:

    "Chris was inside, and there were all these guys outside trying to get pictures. I was just working out at the gym with my son and we wanted to take a quick shot of Chris. I guess Chris' bodyguard assumed I was a paparazzo and he started chasing me out of the gymnasium and down the stairs. I tripped as the bodyguard was chasing me - he was really angry and charging at me - I honestly thought the guy was going to kill me!

    Then the guy picked me up and started shaking me with incredible force. He tried to grab the camera from my pocket but I didn't let go. People around were yelling, "Leave him alone; leave him alone!", and after a few minutes, the bodyguard realized a lot of people were watching, so he stopped. Thankfully there were witnesses - otherwise, I don't know what would have happened!"

After that, the man went to the office of the gym, and the bodyguard was still yelling at him! Then, Chris went into the office and said, "I've never seen a white boy run that fast." YEAH, REALLY!

Minutes before the police arrived, Chris vanished, but the bodyguards stayed behind to speak with them. The poor man was then escorted to his car, and he tells us, "I was able to walk away but I'm in a lot of pain. I'm going to go to the emergency room to see if my leg is broken, but I'm not going to press charges - I don't want to get wrapped up in that; I was just surprised to see Chris at my gym."

Let's not forget that the guy had his young son with him - we're guessing Chris isn't this kid's choice for favorite R&B singer anymore!