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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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46.

Wazzel147    

is that a bodyguard? he looks earlier like his dad than a bodyguard, what a loser.

900 days ago
47.

wisey    

I like how the video is completely different than tmz's original description.

900 days ago
48.

Karl Howells    

I was waiting for a knockout and I still am?, usually a knockout means the victim goes to sleep in this case the guy didn't even hit the floor.... - False Advertising!

900 days ago
49.

vlav    

I seen girls do better then that. I don't think it was a whoop ass more like a lot of grab ass!

900 days ago
50.

The PMG    

Although that was a sad excuse for a "Knockout Punch", it still would have knocked out anyone in the TMZ newsroom.

900 days ago
51.

ron    

You have to consider that most of the guys working at TMZ are not the manliest of men. Have you seen Harvey throw a football? To them this is a haymaker.

900 days ago
52.

Numnuts    

Oh do me a favour TMZ! Knockout punch - Haymaker? Are you on planet Gingrich? The supposed Pap had the "Israeli- Ooh quivering in my boots Bodyguard" totally sorted and threw him down with ease. The over-weight, middle-aged bodyguard (excuse me while I laugh) looked like he was taking a bitch-swipe at the pap aided by someone else holding him. Even then it was hardly a knockout punch. Come on chaps I know you're in the business of spinning a great yarn when there's nothing there but really there was nothing there. And in case you didn't notice a skinny runt of a cop easily pushed him aside - hardly the UFC was it?

900 days ago
53.

Numnuts    

The pap was all over the "hard" Israeli - give me a break my crippled grandma could have had Bierber's bodyguard - what a wimp. The pap threw him off like without breaking a sweat and the paps haymaker would have had him kicked out of the Israeli army. What a load of old waffle that story is TMZ! Keep up the good work!

900 days ago
54.

Rome    

first it's a haymaker then it's a straight right, Tmz learn the difference in punches.

900 days ago
55.

dfrogy    

stupid pap anyway,
need to know how to get out of your own way, or get crushed..

900 days ago
56.

sunny    

TMZ it is a FACT that the majority of the PAPS have criminal records and also most of them that drive around town crazy are usually driving without a license or it is suspended or revoked. Not calling them S*** but they have very S*** like qualities

900 days ago
57.

campy    

This is just a little bit ridiculous that the one (1) photog was arrested. How about all the paps that block Paris Hilton's car, or Britney Spears's car, or LiLo's car? The body guard assaulted that photog in plain view of that officer, if anyone should have gone to jail it should have been that Israli bodyguard.

900 days ago
58.

dot7866    

The security needs to be replaced with someone who knows how to fight. Justin is in danger!!!!

900 days ago
59.

Muppet    

I can't stop laughing. Talk about exaggerating a story TMZ!!The bodyguard hit the photographer while someone else was holding him. I hardly think that can be considered a good punch! More like a sucker punch! He should've been arrested as well!!

900 days ago
60.

Cindy    

So the other day, Beiber takes his shirt off while skateboarding so the paps and girls could look at him. But today, he's mad a pap was in front of his car taking pictures...so the pap goes to jail. These celebs can't have it both ways.

900 days ago
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