Lamar Odom Trashes Paparazzo's Car and Cameras over Infidelity Questions

Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterJuly 11, 2013


According to the Los Angeles Times, Lamar Odom is currently being investigated in connection to a reported grand theft and battery incident by the Los Angeles Police Department.

No arrests have been made regarding Odom's paparazzo encounter, but a report on the incident has been filed with the LAPD concerning a possible felony grand theft and battery charge.

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There’s a limit to the amount of paparazzi harassment a celebrity can take, and it would appear that Lamar Odom has reached his.

According to TMZ, the former Lakers and Clippers forward was out and about in Los Angeles on Wednesday when one paparazzo—allegedly not a TMZ employee—approached him in his car and began asking pointed questions about the rumors that he had cheated on wife Khloe Kardashian with an exotic dancer.

Odom wasn’t too happy with the line of questioning, but initially kept his cool during the exchange.

“I would never cheat on my wife. That’s why I wear my wedding ring,” Odom said.

The nature of the conversation quickly changed, however, and video of the exchange cut out soon after Odom began asking the photographer for his name and information.

“I’m gonna get out of the car and I’m gonna talk to you,” Odom said before the video went dark.

When the video returned, Odom was digging the paparazzo’s gear out of his car and tossing it into the street. A truckload of bystanders and several cameramen stood by watching as camera cases and expensive equipment hit the ground.

Image via Splash News

The New York Daily News reports Odom took a metal bar (possibly part of a camera stabilizer) and began hitting a second photographer’s car with it.

Image via Splash News

Odom eventually picked up the gear in the street and stuffed it into the back of his Mercedes-Benz.

Also, in an incredibly bizarre twist, the NBA free agent stopped and took a picture with a fan. According to YouTube user @baalaaaaa (right?), she was the one who took the image with Odom.

The situation ended soon after the fan photo op, with Odom returning the equipment and “fleeing the scene.”

It’s unclear whether any charges have been pressed as of the time of this publication, but we do know one thing: Lamar Odom is tired of photographers and would probably appreciate it if you turned off your flash and walked away.


Leave the camera, take the cannoli.