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Sean Penn

Armed Sheriff's Escort

... to Leave Dinner

1/7/2014 9:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The Mission: Safely escort Sean Penn from the door at Craig's restaurant to his car (10 paces away) without a violent incident.

The Manpower: Three armed L.A. County Sheriff Deputies.

The Issue at Hand: Sean's a loose cannon and Craig's is surrounded by paparazzi. Sean doesn't take kindly to paparazzi. In fact, he likes to attack them.

So, was Sean able to walk 10 steps to his car -- with an armed escort -- without incident?

Watch the clip ...

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8:01 AM PT -- The L.A. Sheriff's Dept. tells TMZ ... deputies responded to a call from Craig's around 11:08 PM, when restaurant staff reported a disturbance on the property.

We're told restaurant staffers explained that paparazzi were blocking the entrance way, preventing patrons from entering or exiting the restaurant ... so deputies came and cleared a path.

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1.

StupidCanadians    

Great, taxpayers have to subsidize the security of rich a$$holes.

226 days ago
2.

Meanie    

Good actor, but that boy has some serious ego and temperament issues.

226 days ago
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F'U    

I no the paparazzi can be annoying,but kanye,n sean penn u guys gotta be a lil more tolerant.Remember!No one forced u guys into fame.

226 days ago
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Just My Opinion    

This reminds me of his movie Dead Man Walking. Well, until he gets into the truck.

226 days ago
5.

Karma    

He always looks so smelly and dirty. His aged so bad the guy looks like a stale raisin.

226 days ago
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Kartrashian Klown    

Omg. Why doesn't he just wear a bulletproof vest? Is he too cheap to hire security guards? Those cops should be out catching bad guys or giving out speeding tickets. Not guarding some "celebrity".

226 days ago
7.

Azi    

What a story ! 8th grade journalism at it's finest, TMZ.

226 days ago
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Shaquille O'Neal     

Sean is a tool! He thinks that he is a King. Settle down Sean boy...

226 days ago
9.

river rat    

Good Grief!!!

226 days ago
10.

Moe Greene    

Excellent use of L.A. County sheriffs resources. Glad all the crooks have been caught.

226 days ago
11.

zelda    

Rich people with Rich people problems. Maybe the restaurant hired the cops to protect patrons? With so many people unemployed, without health care and no hope of finding work why do we even care about these spoiled rich morons. Seriously, you think the Kardashians care if you are hungry and homeless? We are just $$$ to "celebrities"

226 days ago
12.

Nvts    

Fake!!! If you don't want to be photographed, there are tons of great restaurants that paparazzi don't hang out at...DUH!!!

226 days ago
13.

BSname    

NO SYMPATHY. Mr. Penn if you dislike the paparazzi the solution is simple. Find another profession and they will eventually leave you alone. It comes with the territory, and you knew that when you went into it. You can even remain an actor, just act on the stage and not be a celebrity and they will leave you alone.

226 days ago
14.

tara    

He rescued a man from Bolivia, Jacob Ostreicher, him and Jacob have been in hiding for a bit now. This has NOTHING to do with his temperament.... and taxes covering that... but nice try!

226 days ago
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DoubleA    

So what some of you are saying is that because he is famous and paparazzi are vultures he shouldn't be allowed to eat, shop and go to places? Keep hating on successful people. See where it got you. On here bashing him. I'm sure he could care less what you think. And the cops are off duties paid privately.

226 days ago
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