Security Gets Smackdown, Thanks to Scarlett

10/9/2007 7:00 PM PDT

Security Gets Smackdown, Thanks to Scarlett

Protecting Scarlett Johansson was a tad rough for the security team at Osteria Mozza last night, when one of them ended up getting knocked on his ass.

TMZ was in the back parking lot of the restaurant as the busty "Match Point" star tried to sneak out. Restaurant security surrounded her car and tried to block the shot, with the staff urging paps to "step back off the property." One guard got too close to one photog and got shoved to the ground, setting off a screaming match.

Sensing it was a good distraction, Scarlett took the opportunity to make her escape -- hidden in the back seat of the car as it pulled away.