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Kobe Bryant

Police Investigating

Alleged Church Altercation

8/16/2011 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0816_kobe_bryant_bn_tmzSan Diego police want to talk to Kobe Byrant about the alleged tussle he had with another man in church ... over a cell phone picture.

Kobe was reportedly in the St. Therese of Carmel Church in Carmel Valley this past Sunday when he allegedly grabbed the phone out of a man's hand.

According to KCBS-TV in Los Angeles -- which first reported the incident -- Kobe thought the man was using the phone to take pics of Kobe and his wife ... but did not find any photos on the phone.

The man claims his wrist was injured.

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46.

PEREZ,SAMUEL aMERICAN    

rite on kobe .. f@#$ church and the lakers at the same time , TMZ never asks that .. those damm scientific devices .... i would have done the same thing ... punk ass sheep ... try scientology its in the game ...

1102 days ago
47.

Jo    

How can anyone have respect for him?

1102 days ago
48.

Victoria    

You either like Kobe or you hate him. He made a mistake that many men (and women) make of cheating on his spouse. I have never believe a crime was committed - I believe it was a set up to gain $$. Why did he pay his accuser a settlement? To avoid putting his family through a nightmare of a trial - anyone would do that if they had the money to. Just like this person who wants to claim a wrist injury to gain $. After the nightmare the Bryant family went through, it's been apparent that they want privacy for their family. People should learn to respect that and let them go to church in peace. Leave the past in the past. Is anyone harassing the woman who ended up with a nice bundle of $$ for lying about situation that didn't happen? Probably not....

1102 days ago
49.

Dunny    

Same amount of self-control and good judgement he showed in that hotel room a few years ago................

1102 days ago
50.

Chatkat    

After reading everyone's comments, we all agree.. He is a total ASS.............

1102 days ago
51.

uknowit    

oh really!? his wrist? might as well claim brain damage. A person has to be stupid to believe this fool!

1102 days ago
52.

Chatkat    

SERIOUSLY..............this is news?????

1102 days ago
53.

tblacc11    

wrist injured..yea rite...just want money....and the court system is so screwed that he prolly will get money....america is trash b/c of its judicial system....

1102 days ago
54.

whodoyouthink    

way to go big guy, showing real class!

1102 days ago
55.

513 NICHOLE    

First of all lets not call neither one of the names. People are crazy enough to take pictures of famous people at church. Kobe must have thought that was the case and grabbed his phone. If that would have been the case that man would have been out of order. However since it was not the case, I'm sure Kobe apologized and the man just saw this as an oppertunity to get money out of Kobe.....SOME CHRISTIAN!

1102 days ago
56.

lulu    

I attend the same church as the Bryants and have witnessed people pull out their cell phones during Mass and actually take pictures of them coming from communion. My family and I were shocked. I have four children and we are huge Laker fans but would never think of doing something Like this.

1102 days ago
57.

Lauren    

That is why you don't have your phone out in church.
It is understandable mix up. You go to church and people shouldn't be harassing you there, it should be the one place people don't take pictures or ask for autographs, So I understand why he would be upset over that.

1102 days ago
58.

tracy    

WOW...ANYTIME A CELEBRITY DOES ANYTHING THE OTHER PERSON SCREAMS AGONY...UR FUGGIN WRIST HURTS U PANSY MOFUGGER....MAN ITS CRAZY

1102 days ago
59.

Wahine     

Church, no one should be pointing a cell camera at anyone, Kobe reacted out of privacy and nothing else, he maybe rich and famous but he and his family have limits and other need to keep there distance, The guy was lucky was only his poor weak wrist.

1102 days ago
60.

t    

Cellphones do not belong in church. Dont care if you are sitting next to a celebrity. You take pictures of anyone in church you're obviously missing the point of being there. Kobe will prevail in this one.

1102 days ago
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