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Report: Lamar Odom being investigated in paparazzo incident

Jul 11, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT

Lamar Odom AP

The paparazzi are part of life for celebrities in Los Angeles. You can’t hide from them, particularly if you are 6’10” and married to Khloe Kardashian. Lamar Odom should be very used to it by now after his time in Los Angeles.

Now Odom is being investigated as part of an incident with a paparazzo in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to the Los Angeles Times.

The incident, which was captured on video, took place around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday on El Cerrito Place near Franklin Avenue….

Odom then appears to confiscate a rolling bag believed to contain camera equipment, place it in the trunk of his white Mercedes coup and drive off.

In the same video, he appears again on Hollywood Boulevard removing the items from his trunk and leaving them on the street.

Odom also is apparently on another video throwing a photographer’s gear out of the car into the street, all of which is reportedly part of the investigation.

The paparazzo allegedly asked Odom if he had been sleeping with anyone other than his wife. That has been a gossip page rumor as Odom and Kardashian are apparently having marital issues. Google it if you want some sordid details, that’s all I got.

Odom has been in negotiations with the Lakers about a possible return on a one-year contract. There also has been some contact about him returning to the Clippers.

Sports fans sometimes don’t realize the fame of Odom in popular culture due to his Kardashian ties. As an example, back in 2011 when the then-champion Lakers met president Barak Obama at a Washington area elementary school for a community event, the players were stunned how all the students wanted to know about Lamar and Khloe, not so much Kobe or the president.

There have been no arrests or charges yet, but there has been a report of felony grand theft filed with the LAPD, according to the report.

  1. blakegriffin32 - Jul 11, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    His head hasn’t been on correctly in two years.

    I wonder if he’ll ever get things together.

  2. 1509lucky - Jul 11, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Totally side with Odom on this one.Take all the pictures you want,but mind your darn business when it comes to a guys marriage. If his wife isn’t worried why should you be?

    • Blackhawks5xchamps - Jul 11, 2013 at 5:09 PM

      Come on man. These people signed their life away when they became famous. It’s not like the paparazzi just started being douchebags. He should have kept his cool and moved on.

  3. azarkhan - Jul 11, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    If the police treat Odom the same way they treated Scottie Pippen, they’ll kiss his a$$ and let him walk.

  4. 1509lucky - Jul 11, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Over prosecuting someone because their famous is just as bad as not charging them. Most MEN would have one exactly what Pippen did in that situation as well what Odom did in his.

  5. asimonetti88 - Jul 11, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Good for Odom. Those papparazi are scum.

  6. rushbacker - Jul 11, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    It should be legal to give any papparazi that approaches you a sound beating. Useless lowlifes.

  7. 00maltliquor - Jul 11, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Paparazzi are the scum of the Earth. Sub-human p o s’s.

  8. MyTeamsAllStink - Jul 11, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    you’re nothing in Hollywood until you fight with the paparazzi

  9. snoopy2014 - Jul 11, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Haha this is awesome. A salute to the Candyman, for doing something likely half the celebrities in Hollywood have wanted to do before.

  10. banger60 - Jul 11, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    anytime you might be charged with a felony is no joke.

  11. northstarnic - Jul 11, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Should counter-sue for stalking, harassment. (Can’t believe I’m commenting on this.)

  12. BigBeachBall - Jul 11, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    “this is my livelyhood dude”
    U know he heard that a few times… Lol

  13. sportsnut101 - Jul 11, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    He had to do this to show he still wears the pants in the house. Kloe is impressed now

    Hope he Likes giving money away cuz he will lose this legal battle. Don’t even hire a lawyer just ask what it takes to settle

    And he should be charged with theft since he took the guys stuff as well

  14. jimeejohnson - Jul 11, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    “Sports fans sometimes don’t realize the fame of Odom in popular culture due to his Kardashian ties.”

    You can say that again. Same with Justin Beaver, RheeAnna, that dick, Cheney, Obama, John Boner, Sarah Six Pack Palin, Elliot Spitzer, Donald Trump, Alex Baldwin, etcetera, etcetera, ok.

  15. stayhigh_247 - Jul 11, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    I lost mad respect for L.O today, that was a bad look, and he came off looking hella lame. He didn’t go off when the guy stuck him for his chains when he went back to Queens, yet he dumbed out on some 4 foot photographer and trashed dudes gear. There’s no excuse for that.

  16. stayhigh_247 - Jul 11, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    If privacy is sacred to you, then you dont marry a Kardashian. L.O, you’re a grown ass man, act like it.

  17. seanb20124 - Jul 12, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    Paparazzi and celebs have symbiotic relationship . Means they need each other

  18. skids003 - Jul 12, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    I bet ole Kobe and the Prez’s ego were dashed that the children didn’t worship either of them.

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