4.26.2007

Assault with a deadly weapon

LONDON - Hugh Grant has been arrested for allegedly throwing a container of baked beans at a photographer, London police said.

The Metropolitan Police don’t identify suspects who haven’t been charged, but said a 46-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of assault and released on bail. No charges have been filed, police said. Grant’s lawyers weren’t immediately available for comment.

Photographer Ian Whittaker told the Daily Star tabloid that Grant had kicked him and shouted abuse before hurling the beans at him Tuesday morning.

The newspaper ran photos Wednesday showing the actor holding a plastic tub over his head. Grant’s screen credits include “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Notting Hill” and “About a Boy.”

Does anyone else find this hilarious?

4 comments:

A. said...

This has to be one of the best stories I have ever read. Who knew baked beans could be such a powerful weapon?!

Anonymous said...

I must say, we are having a jolly 'ol time laughing about this alleged incident over here.

So outrageously absurd and yet so downright, gosh darn funny! Baked beans!? Ahahahahaha!!

-m

Two/Dos Pretzels said...

Yes. Truly.

Those paparazzi are lucky that they don't get items worse than baked beans thrown at them more often.

(hee hee. This is hilarious.)

Mz Benz said...

Well done, Hugh... I think more celebrities should take it upon themselves to hurl legumes at the paparazzi.