Guards Bust Paparazzi at Jolie-Pitt Chateau

Camo-clad photogs infiltrate estate
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 25, 2008 11:06 AM CDT
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie pose for photographers at the Cannes Film Festival.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
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(Newser) – It sounds like a scene from Fight Club. French police say camouflaged paparazzi infiltrated Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's estate and then got into a scuffle with the security staff. Both photographers and guards were taken in for questioning and filed legal complaints accusing the other of battery and causing injury.

"One can imagine that if you discover someone in your garden who is taking your photo then you're not necessarily going to politely show them the way out," said a police spokeswoman. She added that this was the first time the cops had been called to the property since the Jolie-Pitt family and staff moved in earlier this year.