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X17 XCLUSIVE - Shia LaBeouf Steals Photographer's Camera, Police Force Him To Return It

Jun 9, 2010 11:27 AM

SLaBeoufCMulligan030610_01.jpgAn X17 photographer was just a victim of Shia LaBeouf's wild temper as the Transformers star came to our snapper's car outside the actor's Hollywood Hills home and snatched some camera equipment out of the vehicle!

Shia then ran back into his home and appeared to have no intention of returning the $3000 camera lenses. Further, LaBeouf then called the police to complain about the photographer.

Well, that backfired -- The cop made the actor return the equipment and we're told the brazen actor then walked away with his tail between his legs ...

A policeman is still inside Shia's house right now -- more details and VIDEO coming! ...




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Photographers Sue!: Bachelor Wedding Airs, ABC Exploits Security's Attack On Photographers

Mar 8, 2010 09:03 PM

The two photographers shoved to the ground by security during the taping of the Bachelor wedding last week, have filed suit (click HERE to see the legal docs) against Disney/ABC TV and Next Entertainment (the production company owned by Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss) for battery, false imprisonment, and negligence.



ABC denied to X17online being involved in the hiring of the O&R Security company that day. But that didn't stop the network from airing the fracas in tonight's broadcast AND in the promos for tonight's wedding special -- no doubt, helping with the ratings of their rainy, windy, cold nuptial disaster.

So just who DID hire O&R? A rep from the Terrenea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes where the wedding was held, said the security details' treatment of photographers took resort management "by surprise" and said the hotel had nothing to do with retaining security company's service.

Next Entertainment has not returned our calls over the past week we have been trying to reach them about the incident.

In an interesting, if pathetic twist, a public information officer at the sheriff's department in Lomita, told X17online the founder of O&R Security Antonio Revilla, who was involved in the incident last Monday (pictured above with photographer Eric Brogmus in a chokehold), was planning on filing assault charges against the snapper. To date, this has not happened.

Our attempts to contact Mr. Revilla were met with him dismissing our claims, denying the incident ever occurred. Meanwhile, Mr. Revilla and his colleagues' citizens arrests of Mr. Brogmus and fellow photographer Maxmiliano Lopes were deemed by the district attorney's office to be invalid due to insufficient evidence -- all charges were thrown out.

So how much will Disney have to pay out, is our question. It's a definite win for photographers if their attorneys are any good!




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Photographers To Sue Agressive Security Detail At Bachelor Wedding

Mar 1, 2010 06:45 AM

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Does this look like unnecessary force against a guy charged only with obstructing a pedestrian path? Photographers covering the wedding of The Bachelor Jason Mesnick and his new wife Molly Malaney Saturday in Rancho Palos Verdes got a little surprise when they were confronted by beefy security in suits, ready to shove their faces in the ground and have them ARRESTED just for standing in a path in a completely open, public hiking area.

We think four guys on one is a bit much for a person who was standing still where he should have been walking -- not exactly a violent crime, right?!

And handcuffs??!!!

One photographer arrested during the incident tells X17online exclusively:

    "I'm pissed. Those guys were way out of line. We were not posing a threat to anyone and ABC staged a wedding area that was in clear view from the public property just next to it. If they wanted protection from the media, they should have had the ceremony indoors. I'm not going to let those guys get away with what they did -- they way they treated us was inhumane."

The shooter also told us he was kept at the police station until 2:30 am!!!!. Ironically - look at the video and see WHO was obstructing WHO. Hikers would have been able to easily pass by photographers standing on the trail; meanwhile, when security were trying to force shooters off the public property, THEY obstructed anyone from passing. Seems like a violation of California State Penal Code 647c PC to me ...

    647c PC - Obstruction of street, sidewalk or other public place. Every person who willfully and maliciously obstructs the free movement of any person on any street, sidewalk, or other public place or in any place open to the public is guilty of a misdemeanor.

So just WHO should have been arrested here -- the photographers or the security guards?

In case you missed the disturbing video yesterday ...




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X17 XCLUSIVE - Lindsay's Driver Runs Over Photographer!

Jan 10, 2010 08:42 AM

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Last night at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, Lindsay Lohan's assistant, driving a BMW 650, smashed into a photographer as he pulled away from the curb.

The small music venue was packed with the likes of Lindsay and Adam Lambert celebrating the club's one-year anniversary with a performance by Chris Joyner and others.

The paps were crazed, trying to get shots of Lindsay as she seemed to be courting Mr. Lambert as her next BFF (now that Patrick's OUT!).

And when Linds jumped in her waiting car and her driver pealed out, there was, unfortunately, some collateral damage. Well-known photographer Koko was thrown to the ground when Lindsay's car made contact with his body and he injured his hand and wrist.

The EMT were called and Koko was treated on the scene. The driver didn't stop, didn't turn around, but hit-and-ran. It is believed the photographer filed a police report with the LAPD West Traffic Division who were called to the scene.

We're awaiting more details and will bring them to you shortly along with the pix and video of Lindsay and Adam Lambert!




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Teenage Pap Arrested While Following Lindsay!

Jul 15, 2009 11:00 AM

Austin Visschedyk, a 16-year-old paparazzi photographer was taken into police custody around 4:55am this morning near Lindsay Lohan's Hollywood home. LAPD has confirmed to X17online that Austin was cited for a curfew violation, and his father picked him up from the sheriff's station in Hollywood around 6:30am.

And here's the best part...after he was released, guess where Austin went? Right back to Lindsay's house!




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Debbie Rowe Drops The F-Bomb On Paps, Threatens Physical Violence!

Jul 6, 2009 06:40 AM

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MJ's baby vessel, Debbie Rowe, is sick of the attention following Michael's death - particularly the paparazzi attention.

She was trying to enjoy a quite lunch at a Chinese restaurant near her home yesterday and when X17 and a few other paps should up, well ... it ruined her lunch.

Check out Debbie's foul mouth as she tells the shooters: "Are you ready to get your butt kicked? Don’t f-ing touch me!"




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X17 XCLUSIVE - PAP HELD HOSTAGE AND BEATEN BY MONTAGE HOTEL SECURITY!

Jan 21, 2009 11:04 PM

This is CRAZY, y'all!

Britney headed over to the new Montage Beverly Hills tonight and of course, the paparazzi followed ... but it wasn't business as usual ...

A photographer/reporter who works with X17 decided to leave his camera behind and go inside the hotel to see what Brit was up to - heck, Britney KNOWS the guy and was texting and calling him all last year.

Anyway, as he he looked around, hotel security pulled him aside and asked what he was doing. He told him he was simply checking out the hotel. The two men pulled the photog into a room and proceeded to beat him!!!

In the photographer's own words:

    "I was attacked by hotel security and kept in a little room for over an hour and my phone was taken away from me when I tried to dial 911. They beat me up and refused to call the paramedics, saying that I was okay. One hour later I heard that there was a cop outside and I screamed to him for help.

The security staff told the photog THEY were the police and that there was no need to call the cops.

These members of the hotel security also keyed the photographer's car, causing significant damage to it.

The police that responded to the pap's screams then questioned the hotel security about the incident. However, watch commander Officer Balowig at the Beverly Hills PD told X17 moments ago that he is still not familiar with the incident and was not able to give us any information about it, nor any comment.

The Montage Hotel's manager on duty told X17online he would not comment on the incident.




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X17 XCLUSIVE - BECKHAM BODYGARDS BEAT DOWN PAP!!!

Dec 8, 2008 07:12 AM

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WHILE SOME PHOTOGS WERE WITH DAVID BECKHAM IN BEVERLY HILLS, BECKS GOT TOTALLY ANGRY WITH THE SNAPPERS, JUMPED OUT OF HIS CAR AT A RED LIGHT, AND REACHED INSIDE THE PAPS' CAR TO GRAB ONE PHOTOG'S CAMERAS!!!

THEN ... BECKHAM'S BODYGUARDS GOT OUT OF THEIR CAR (BECKS ALWAYS HAS AN ESCORT OF AT LEAST ONE CAR WITH AT LEAST TWO BODYGUARDS) AND CAME TO DAVID'S "AID." ONE GUY REACHED INSIDE THE CAR TO HELP POOR DAVID GRAB THE PAP'S CAMERA AND WAS SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING IT -- HE PROCEEDED TO THROW IT IN A NEARBY GARBAGE CAN!!!

YO, DUDE! THAT'S $8000 WORTH OF EQUIPMENT!

THEN, THE PHOTOG GOT OUT OF HIS CAR TO RETRIEVE THE CAMERA AND THE BEAT DOWN BEGAN! THE PHOTOGRAPHER WAS SMACKED TO THE GROUND AND KICKED WHEN HE WAS DOWN ...

THE COPS WERE CALLED.

THE PAP WAS CHECKED OUT BY THE EMT AND NO BONES WERE BROKEN ... POLICE OFFICERS ASKED THE PHOTOGRAPHER IF HE WANTED BECKHAM'S BODYGUARDS TO BE ARRESTED AND HE SAID NO!!!

A TAPE AND CAMERA CARD WERE TAKEN BY POLICE AS EVIDENCE AND THESE (ABOVE PIX) ARE THE ONLY SHOTS WE HAVE RIGHT NOW.

BUT STAY TUNED FOR THE VIDEO -- WE'RE WORKING ON GETTING THE TAPE OF THE INCIDENT FROM THE POLICE ...

Meanwhile, check out video of the cops handling the bodyguards and other photographers questioning the b'guards as they walk, with their tails between their legs, back to their car to leave ...



And check out the video of Emicles DeMata telling his side of the story:




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