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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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31.

Biebgasm    

Knockout punch? My mom slapped me harder with her back hand if I got out of line at the grocery store when I was 6 yrs old. They look like a couple overweight idiots trying in a high school girl fight.

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32.

Biebgasm    

Lol really? One serious haymaker?

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33.

who farted    

One day no one will care about Bieber (Leif, Shawn, etc.)

888 days ago
34.

Areader    

Why is it that the majority of these kamikaze paparazzi always have the look and accent from a third world country?

I hope that USA authorities check to be certain they're legally here in the United States, if not send them back to their own country!

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35.

RosseJackson17    

His bodyguard is stupid like Justin Bieber! Why use the violence? The mens not fight only the ***s do it.
I hate Justin Bieber!!!!

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36.

Allison    

Haymaker? Not so much. That was disappointing.

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37.

RATTLESNAKE     

I love this b/c this is what the digital camera has brought to the streets, Idiots who do not know the first thing about co-existing in public ... sad thing is there will be 10 more of these savage type paps out on the street tomorrow .... I LOVE IT !

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38.

Strummer101er    

Wtf is up with the clown saying "stop filming". F him. We can film cops we can sure as hell film some hired thug.

888 days ago
39.

Tim    

did harvey write this ??
put down, MEANS DOWN TO THE FLOOR, he hit him with a good shot but he wasnt even slightly dazed

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40.

FrankKenStein    

He should have given the Pap a swift and hard Donkey Paunch!

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41.

krystal    

For all you dumbies that keep saying you didnt see the pap in front of the car taking pictures...or didnt see the fist punch READ AGAIN DUMBIES

"and when the clip begins the bodyguard already has the pap in a headlock."
That means this started AFTER The punch was already thrown. They didnt get the whole fight!!

LEARN TO READ THE WHOLE THING BEFORE YOU BITCH

888 days ago
42.

Truth    

MEHHH.. LOOKED A FAIR FIGHT TO ME. THE BG DINT DO SH*T. HE WAS OUT OF SHAPE AND DINT KNOCKED THE PAP OUT WITH ONE PUNCH LIKE TMZ SAYS... BESIDES IT WAS 2 AGAINST 1. STOP EMBELLISHING STORIES, HARVEY. #TRUTH!!

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43.

Wash. Hts. Girl    

I'm sure this "bodyguard" was a tough Israeli soldier in his day, but now he looks more like a Saba (grandfather.) A professional bodyguard wouldn't have grappled that long with a stupid pap. He'd know how to put him down and keep him down. I think the Biebs needs to shell out more dough and get himself a younger and more in shape bodyguard.

888 days ago
44.

kathy    

I've come to the conclusion that most of the people that commented on here would have rather that the bodyguard ran the photographer guy with his car instead, since he told him to get out of the way, and he didnt listen!! But it doesnt surprise me! They are probably Americans commenting, since they are so rational with their views and thinking skills(notice the sarcasm in my voice) If you dont believe me, click on the news, and you will get your proof! And TMZ, knock out punch? REALLY?? More like a scuffle.. But you know how TMZ likes to exaggerate their news or gossip now and then!

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45.

joe blow    

whos is worse tmz or yahoo?? the tmz bookmarked page is getting deleted...

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