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TMZ Gets Jacked -- Camera Thief Busted on Tape

2/12/2010 10:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

This footage is frickin' insane!!!

Stolen camera: Click to watch
Some dude with a pair of brass cojones pulled a classic snatch-and-grab on a TMZ camera Thursday -- and it all went down right in front of an L.A. courthouse!!!

Our camera guy was shooting Dennis Hopper's lawyer when some crook snuck up from behind and yanked the camera right out of our guy's hand while the camera was rolling.

The camera recorded the whole thing as the scumbag went sprinting through a parking lot ... and ultimately ran right into another TMZ cameraman.

The perp panicked and put down the camera but continued to book it down the street on foot until he was long gone.

The whole thing was insane -- but if you recognize ol' Shifty Stickyfingers over there, call the police, stat.

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Aerionx    

FIRST AGAIN!

1623 days ago
2.

John    

How much does TMZ pay for tips leading to the arrest of the thief?

1623 days ago
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JLS    

SO glad the camera man is okay! Please tell us about him personally on TMZ live tomorrow. Funny thing is the camera wasn't dropped or thrown and was okay as well. WHEW!

1623 days ago
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1LawRN    

Duck and move sticky fingers....duck and move!

1623 days ago
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Dunnit    

Looks like he didnt like being videotaped, maybe he is a fugitive.

1623 days ago
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BomSHELL    

DAMN!!!

1623 days ago
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Mark    

Damn, I was totally hoping for an on camera tackle of the kid while he was running with the camera. That would've been classic.

1623 days ago
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Chris    

The guy should get a freaking medal for trying to stop this epidemic of losers called TMZ.

1623 days ago
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Ricky    

Wowzers! It's like Cops, but from the perps point of view! But then it also felt like I drops some acid with all that camera shaking business. Is there another camera person perhaps a better shot of this loser?

1623 days ago
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Ultraworld    

Karma is a bitch, ain't it?

1623 days ago
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Lorenzo    

The TMZ Camera guy is a lil B*tch, Calling the police stating that he needed a police Officer for "A possible theft" and then stating "I was assaulted". I bet The Camera guy (wich we can't see, only hear) is a FAT Deutsche Bag that couldn't catch up to the lil Asian (not Mexican) thief. You hear him gasping for air hahaha LOOSER. Harvey should exercise his Camera men more often.

1623 days ago
12.

rick    

just another illegal alien criminal in LA. You libtards reap what you sow.

1623 days ago
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jmd005    

The lawyers is in on it. Notice how he didn't even look at the kid stealing the camera. I'm surprised the lawyer didn't chase the kid to finish the interview.

1623 days ago
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chris    

why are you burying the alec baldwin story TMZ?

1623 days ago
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ABB    

Hey matt and sean, how do you idiots know this?

And man, this fr' runs fast!

1623 days ago
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