Woody Harrelson, who – according to Fox News – has not done anything noteworthy since Cheers. Attacked a TMZ photographer on Wednesday night:
It went down at New York’s La Guardia airport last night. As the photog asked Woody questions, the actor shoved the camera into our photog’s eye, causing it to temporarily stop recording. A few seconds later the video returns but then the screen goes black again — you can still hear Woody attack full bore, ripping the camera out of the photog’s hands.
Our photog says Woody smashed the camera to the ground, breaking it. Harrelson then picked the camera up and began walking away with it. The photog followed Woody, claiming he was assaulted and demanded that Woody return the camera. That’s when Harrelson attacked again, striking the photog repeatedly and grabbing his neck. Our cameraman shot the action with his flip cam.
You can check out the “official” TMZ vids HERE.
And people ran off to the New York Police without asking Woody what was up. The dude was in character, reports CNN:
Harrelson, who is being sued by another TMZ photographer for an alleged assault in 2006, did not deny his involvement.
“I wrapped a movie called ‘Zombieland,’ in which I was constantly under assault by zombies, then flew to New York, still very much in character,” Harrelson said in a statement issued Friday by his publicist.
“With my daughter at the airport I was startled by a paparazzo, who I quite understandably mistook for a zombie,” he said.
It’s so easy, especially when there are so many zombies carrying cameras these days…