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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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DirkDiggler    

If you take my picture, you steal my soul! - New Guinea tribesmen and Sean Penn

228 days ago
47.

boo boo    

Just up the road from Craig's (literally, like one mile) Norm's has steak dinners for $10 and they serve it up late. Won't find any paps there (except the ones actually eating). He could eat there and walk freely from the door to his waiting chauffeured luxury vehicle. OR he could order Domino's and have it delivered.

228 days ago
48.

NICKF    

Who even cares about him anymore....

228 days ago
49.

Sid    

Who makes this guy relevant? I heard he was sad Michelle Obama didn't invite him to her birthday party.

228 days ago
50.

Telstar    

Are good restaurants in LA in such short supply that the slebs only eat at the same few?

228 days ago
51.

buggaz    

This idiot wants armed escort but he's opposed to you owning a gun to protect your family

228 days ago
52.

Kookla    

What have any of you mother phuckers done for this world to criticize a gray humanitarian and a great actor like SEam Pen?!!!!! Paparazzi should be the ones escorted with a gun

228 days ago
53.

DiM    

He should think of hosting a dinner party with Alec Baldwin and Olivier Martinez.
I guess the difference is Alec's and Olivier's significant others call the paps and then scream outrage!

228 days ago
54.

Buster    

I hope the country sends him a bill for the salary of those deputies for this celebutard.

228 days ago
55.

tom p    

It just takes one view of that video to see, without any other information, that paps are the s*** of the earth. You should all eat acid and die. srsly.

228 days ago
56.

DirkDiggler    

Only in California does a "star" of Sean's caliber receive that kind of accommodation.

228 days ago
57.

lcmb    

What the heck is wrong with his hair???

228 days ago
58.

Sips    

When did he get back to America I thought he was never coming back

228 days ago
59.

Areader    

This is a prime reason why we need strict paparazzi laws!

228 days ago
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Shaynes606    

You've GOT TO BE KIDDING! Its SHAMEFUL that the tax payers are paying for L.A. County Sheriff Deputies to escort this arrogant celebrity. YOU chose this profession and you KNEW all the stuff that comes with it. FOR YEARS celebrities have been followed by the paparazzi!!! YOU shouldn't have become an actor then! For all of Mr. Penn's efforts to "do good" in the world.......this kind of self absorbed behavior doesn't make it OK to take advantage of civil services funded by taxpayers. Hey here's a idea......GET A BODYGUARD!

228 days ago
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