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Criminal Investigation in Garrett Case

11/12/2008 11:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they will open a criminal investigation into the confrontation last night between Brad Garrett and a slew of photogs.
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As we first reported, Garrett was leaving Dan Tana's restaurant in West Hollywood when photogs descended. After a few minutes, a clearly irritated Garrett smacked a camera and challenged the photogs to a fight. One cameraman called Garrett a "tall faggot."

We're told someone came to the cop shop and filed a police report, listing Garrett as the "suspect." Cops are investigating a possible criminal battery.

Story developing ...

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Carmen    

These stars want the all the glitz and money, but really they are only setting themselves up to be in the public eye. If you are a movie star that is your problem with the reporters. They have to eat too! Country Fart! Burp!

2138 days ago
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Queen of the Damned    

It about time!! However, I'm sure nothing will come of it since the cops in L.A. are star-struck like everyone else in that town.

2138 days ago
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Goldie Hand    

I dont blame Brad, these paps are out of hand and RUDE

2138 days ago
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Carrys F.    

Why don't the celebs demand safer precautions for themselves? I don't blame these celebs for smacking the paps around. The stalker-paps are rude, they try to incite fights, and they create dangerous situations. I wouldn't put up with it either. I am always happy to hear a pap got put in his place.

2138 days ago
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Liz    

Good, maybe they will deport the idiot papz! Take your pics and get the hell out of their face.



The media outlets that buy the pics from these sleazy photogs are only promoting them!

2138 days ago
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Goldie Hand    

its too bad they can be so annoying and no one can do anything about it. They provoke people until they snap and then laugh and tease some more. These paps are definately NOT what Jesus would do. I believe Paps are sinners, spawn of satan.

2138 days ago
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jj    

they are bullying him... hey paps ever seen the movie "Papparazzi"? is getting closer to become real one of these days,,, youll see... they are true stalkers... enough said!

2138 days ago
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damn ur dumb    

The paps weren't being rude...until he swung at them and challenged them. Looks like they were the ones provoked, not him. It's a part of the job. He is getting more money in a year than I will make in a lifetime...so cry me a f*ckin river. If he wants privacy, then maybe he is in the wrong business...just a thought.

2138 days ago
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Tangie    

To "Dallas" and all you other idiots.You support these paps by coming here and commenting. Get it? No? Too retarded, are ya? Thought so.
And as for Brad, paps made you famous. Without them, no one would know you from a hole in the ground. If you don't want your pic taken, don't seek fame! And don't stand around on the street waiting for your car, go get it yourself, little bitch.

2138 days ago
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jc    

Garrett has a major anger issue - he needs help. He's done this before.

2138 days ago
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northern gypsy    

why is it that when some celebs go out for the evening .. no melt-downs... while other (like this fella) seem to get all out-of-control ??? no matter how annoying the paps are deal with it...other celebs do !!!

2138 days ago
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ADS    

Lock Brad up!!! He is an A#$HOLE! I had a run in with him at LAX and he thinks he can walk on water.....screw him!!

2138 days ago
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Liz    

Grow a brain ~ My brain is firmly intact and you are one rude SOB! Brad gave the papz all the time they needed to take a pic. He then reverts to the back of the building to see if can get his car and the papz follow him and one pursues him and gets in his face! There is a fine line they (papz) seem to cross when they get in somones face for the MONEY shot! If the media outlets would stop buying the "up close and personal" money shots then they MIGHT stop invading their (celebs) personal space.

Now, go cash that welfare check you have been waiting for!

2138 days ago
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Tangie    

Dallas...intelligent comeback. I can see it's way over your head. Try to follow. You are on a celeb website. TMZ buys pics from these paps. You come to the website and comment. Therefore, TMZ has traffic. You are part of the problem. They will continue to buy the pics as long as people come here to view them. And your welfare statement is a little overused. But then, you don't have the brain to think of something on your own, obviously. Somehow, I feel you still don't understand and will comeback with something that has nothing to do with the point. You're so average.

2138 days ago
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Goldie Hand    

GROW A BRAIN, YOU SHOULD PRACTICE WHAT YOU NAMED YOURSELF. YOU STICK UP FOR A PAP? HAHA
THAT SAYS A LOT FOR YOUR CHARACTER. DALLAS IS RIGHT

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