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Justin Bieber's Bodyguard

Unleashes Fist of Fury

on Photog

2/7/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Justin Bieber's bodyguard put down an over-agressive photog with one serious haymaker at LAX Monday afternoon ... and the whole melee was caught on tape.

TMZ obtained video of the altercation between the Bieb's protector and the paparazzo -- not one of our guys -- and when the clip begins the bodyguard already has the pap in a headlock.

After several moments of grappling, the photog breaks free to square off with the bodyguard -- BIG mistake ... 'cause that's when the bodyguard uncorks a straight right to the photog's face.

As TMZ first reported, according to Bieber's camp the altercation began when the pap jumped in front of Bieb's SUV and refused to stop snapping pics.

The pap was arrested and booked for felony assault with a deadly weapon. Police believe the fight started when he used his camera to hit the bodyguard.

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The bodyguard's battle scars are pretty clear in the photos from the scene.

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PokerStar    

Maybe the Biebs needs Ray J's bodyguards? At least they know how to take control of a situation. lol

906 days ago
17.

Nate    

$10 bucks says the dude is an illegal.

906 days ago
18.

No comment    

In Los Angeles anyone with a camera is the paparazzi. It totally sucks if you accidently are in the vicinity of anyone remotely famous because you will taken out by an idiot with a camera.

Additionally, photogs and religious freaks have the freedom to roam LAX (before the TSA check points), but ticket buying citizens are moved on rather forcefully.

906 days ago
19.

Brian    

Weak. Period.

906 days ago
20.

Steinberg    

If he's a bodyguard, i'm Steven Seagal

906 days ago
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BIG VIC    

OK OK WAIT WAIT LETS SEE THE WHITE COP SEES THE WHT GUY PUNCH THE PAP WHO IS NOT WHT AND ARRESTS THE PAP, WTF IF IT WOULD OF BEEN THE OTHER WAY AROUND THE PAP WOULD OF PROB GOTTEN TAZZERED SMH

906 days ago
22.

MAXny    

Justin Bieber SUCKS!!!!

906 days ago
23.

tgrfan42069    

as a body guard you cant put your hands on some one just for standing in front of a car.also tmz said the photog got knocked out.he didnt even hit the ground.the body guard did a sucker punch for christ sakes.

906 days ago
24.

jill    

bodyguards should go after the paps more aggressively, maybe that would put paps in their place. you don't block cars to get your shot, that's suppose to be illegal now with the new laws.

906 days ago
25.

Felicia    

lesson learned.... ya dont **** with ex israel soldiers.... period

906 days ago
26.

AJ    

I guess for guys like Harvey and some of the fruits he has working for him that is a knockout punch.

906 days ago
27.

Johnny Carcinoma    

That pap looks like cro-magnon man.

906 days ago
28.

Amanda Lane    

THATS ME IN THE ORANGE SWEATSHIRT IN THE BACK LOL, THEN I WALK RIGHT BY THE CAMERA TO CATCH MY FLIGHT HAHAHA I HAVE PICS ON MY PHONE

906 days ago
29.

ARTOFWAR    

...I'd like to see this so-called bodyguard try this in Detroit. There would only be two needs--- Homicide Detectives, and the City Coroner....Artofwar


906 days ago
30.

Jeff Becker    

Bodyguard? The old dude punches like a girl.

906 days ago
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