Paparazzo Purposely Got Run Over By Spears, Say LA AuthoritiesBritney Spears is at all times, in public at least, surrounded by a gang of ex-con illegal-immigrant paparazzi with no regard for traffic laws, so it's probably no surprise that the Los Angeles district attorney's office now says one of the paps intentionally got himself run over, presumably so he could sue the singer. The unidentified photographer asked county prosecutors to investigate an incident in which, he claims, Spears ran over his foot with her SUV. He wanted her brought up on charges. The DA looked into it — Spears had a parking lot hit-and-run incident once — and found that, actually, if the collision happened at all, it was the photographer's fault:

After reviewing police records and a videotape of the incident last year, Deputy District Attorney Joseph D. Shidler wrote Friday that the "only way the victim's foot could have been where the video indicates it to be was by the victim placing it in that location."

Apparently the video showed enough to place blame on the pap but did not actually show the alleged run-over. It did show a lot of "noise and confusion" surrounding the vehicle, which was going "extremely slow."

Note to paparazzi: If you've been run over by Britney Spears' car, and there's not a single video or photo definitively proving it, it didn't happen, period. No one is going to believe that not a single cameraman in that desperate hive managed to get a shot of your foot being crushed.

[AP]