Brad's Mad Dash

First, Brad Pitt tried reasoning with photogs -- now he's got a new strategy -- hightailing it whenever he sees 'em!

TMZ cameras were outside of Mars 2112 restaurant in New York City yesterday as Brad, with son Maddox clinging tightly to his back, made a speedy sprint into the building.

Pitt should be a little more careful next time -- he nearly ran straight into a little redheaded kid standing by the doors!