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Robert Pattinson Lashes Out at … Oops! A Security Guard!? (watch!)

Robert Pattinson tries to supress a smile as chaos breaksout after he shoved a security guard.

Robert Pattinson tries to supress a smile as chaos breaksout after he shoved a security guard.

Robert Pattinson put on a rare display of emotion as he was exiting a Los Angeles Club last night (Aug. 16). He reached out and shoved what he apparently thought was a paparazzi getting a little to close for comfort.

Turned out it was a security guard… oops!

Rob, who has been making the club scene more frequently with friends since his split from Kristen Stewart, has never acted out against anyone before now in public.

But apparently he lost his easy-going demeanor in the brief scuffle outside the Troubadour in West Hollywood. The scene was the usual chaos as photographers tried to get in close for a shot as rob exited the club and tried to get into a waiting SUV.

The scene must have been slightly out of focus for Rob, who seemed unsteady on his feet and ashen-faced. Who knew he was an angry drunk?

As he tried to fight his way through the horde, he suddenly whirled around and shoved the person who was closest to him. Maybe someone grabbed his ass.

In any event, it turned out to be not a photographer but one of the guards trying to restrain the paparazzi. Rob shoved his hand right in his face and knocked off his glasses.

“Hey! What is your problem, dude?” said a paparazzo.

“Why did you assault the innocent security guard?!” another photographer yelled.

“He thought I was somebody else,” the guard shot back. “He grabbed me on my face.”

The paparazzi continued to heckle Rob as he sat in the car. He seemed to smirk for a moment, trying to contain his laughter, before he looked down, determined not to get photographers the reaction they were looking for.

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