1D Guy Faces Jail Time After Getting Arrested for Attacking Stranger
Paparazzi always do the most and Louis Tomlinson finally had enough. The One Direction guy was at LAX’s baggage claim with his on-again girlfriend Eleanor Calder last night when a pesky photographer got a little too close for comfort. The 25-year-old got (understandably) mad, but let his anger get the best of him, ultimately leading to his arrest.
TMZ reports that Louis allegedly grabbed the pap by the legs, causing him to fall and smack his head and back on the ground. While all this was happening, a female witness was trying to record Eleanor leaving the scene, which led to ANOTHER fight breaking out between the two ladies.
The singer and his bae were held at the airport until police officers arrived and Louis was arrested, taken to jail and charged with simple battery (in layman’s terms, this basc means intentionally causing harm to another person). It’s not known if the 24-year-old got arrested, too.
According to a Los Angeles law firm, possible punishment if convicted of this offense includes a $2000 fine and up to six months in county jail.
One of Louis’ lawyers confirmed the news of his arrest to TMZ, but said the feud started because he was trying to protect Eleanor.
“The paparazzi provoked and caused the altercation that occurred with Louis. It’s not the first time that a paparazzi has created an altercation with a celebrity. While the altercation was going on with the paparazzi, three other individuals were attacking his girlfriend during this incident and he came to her defense.”
The British man paid the $20,000 bail and was released from prison. He must go to court, however, on March 29.
Remember these shocking arrests of 2016?
Yes, this happened.
On October 10, the 25-year-old Divergent actress was peacefully protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in Sioux County, North Dakota when police arrived and arrested her... and it was all captured on Facebook Live!
"I was trespassing like everyone," Shai told officers at the scene. "As soon as you guys asked me to leave, I l left. She was down there, everybody was down there; I'm being arrested. I was down there with everybody else. I don't know what's going on. As soon as they came I left… it's because I'm well known. It's because I have 40,000 people watching."
The Secret Life alum was charged with one count of misdemeanor criminal trespassing and one count of misdemeanor engaging in a riot.
26 other people were also arrested at the protest that day.
Photo: Morgan County Sheriff