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Justin Bieber's Bodyguard

Opens Israeli Can of Whoop Ass

on Rogue Photog

2/7/2012 2:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0206_lax_jb_ex_arrowJustin Bieber's bodyguard -- a former Israeli soldier -- just laid the smackdown on an overly aggressive paparazzo -- not ours -- at LAX airport moments ago ... according to sources connected with the Biebs.

Sources inside Bieber's camp tell us, Bieber had just arrived and was getting into an SUV to leave the airport ... when a photog ran in front of the car to take several shots.

We're told the bodyguard asked the photog to get out of the way -- but the guy refused, and persisted to take photographs.

At that point, we're told the bodyguard tried to guide the photog to the sidewalk -- and the guy took a swing at him.

That's when the bodyguard ducked, and then knocked the photog out with one punch.  We're told the bodyguard then held the photog down until cops arrived.

We're told the photog was detained -- so far no word if it will turn into an arrest.

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We've obtained video of the brawl ... check it out here.

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MsSuburbia    

Badass. Nicely done!

807 days ago
17.

CriticXtreme    

How can you get mad at the paparazzo when the Bieber camp called them in the first place to let them know he would be there? This was an opportunity to keep this kid relevant. I can't wait for the voice change and the hair to start falling out...Then will the pappaprazzo answer the phone??

807 days ago
18.

Paul    

I love how you guys do a story on one of the pieces of ****s that work for you.

807 days ago
19.

jamie janks    

um, who gives a rat's ass?

807 days ago
20.

Fat Mike    

Footage or STFU

807 days ago
21.

Bay Area Durbin    

Since when do rich little punks get to tell someone to get out of the way? You hiring the Mossad, little Bieber?

807 days ago
22.

Victor    

You guys are wack and brain dead! Your jokes and sketches are so so not funny. TMZ is the lamest show on television. Perhaps you can claim the invention of unfunny reality TV . You can't make chicken salad out of chicken $#*!

807 days ago
23.

biebzz    

haha GO MOSHE!!

807 days ago
24.

Erin    

I think this is AWESOME! As a professional news photographer I can't hold someone or physically stop action to get a shot....why should Paparazzo? Go Israeli solider guy!!! LOVE IT!

807 days ago
25.

kathy    

@Mike L, I think you should learn how to read!! It wasnt the bodyguard who got arrested, it was the photographer or paparazzi guy that got arrested, I know you wish it was his bodyguard, cause anything that has to do with Justin Bieber, makes it their fault, right?? The guy swung at him, and the bodyguard defended himself! its about time the paparazzi realize they cant do what they want!

807 days ago
26.

Jeff    

First arrest and charge the paparazzo to the full extent possible and then give the bodyguard a raise. :-)

807 days ago
27.

John    

Only real men around Biebs.

807 days ago
28.

BarrysConspiracyWorld    

Israeli security -- the people who brought you the twin towers. Stop fighting Israel's wars! Did you know that members of the US Congress must sign an oath to Israel?
http://barryb911.blogspot.com/2012/01/big-expensive-meaningless-circus.html

807 days ago
29.

Wash. Hts. Girl    

Kol Ha'Kavod to the bodyguard.

807 days ago
30.

Tigers Wood    

OMG, Photog vs. Former Israeli soldier, WOW, that must have been exciting seeing them battle, the ex Israeli soldier must have thought his life was in danger, and was scared if he did not stop him, then he would go after the scared frightened little beibs.
By the way the Photog in the picture looks a little pudgy.

807 days ago
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