Robert Pattinson Friend Flashes Boobie Decoy ... Photogs Forced to Choose

5/19/2015 8:02 AM PDT

Robert Pattinson -- Friend Flashes Boobie Decoy ... Photogs Forced to Choose

Robert Pattinson ran the perfect distraction play on NYC photogs with the help a friend -- well, a friend's bare tatas, anyway. 

R-Pattz and his posse were en route to gay hot spot Escuelita Sunday night when a bunch of paparazzi started shooting pics and video -- but one of his quick thinking gal pals set up a diversion by flashing her cans.

So, did her boobs get the job done? Check out the vid. Either way, we give her and Pattinson an 'A' for even calling the pick play.

Put her in, coach!