David Beckham's Bodyguards Scuffle With Paparazzi
Posted on Mon Dec 8, 2008 11:44 AM PDT

David Beckham DBeckhamAttack200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - A member of David Beckham's security team grabbed a photographer's camera after the Soccer star confronted him at a traffic light in Beverly Hills.

According to the photographer, Emicles DeMata, Beckham approached his car and asked him to get out of the car. When he refused, Beckham's security team apparently reached inside the car and grabbed his camera and threw it in a nearby garbage can.

DeMata says when he got out to try to recover his equipment, he was punched and thrown to the ground by the bodyguards.

"They punched me a lot," DeMata said. He says he was punched in the eye and mouth and had his arms twisted behind his back.

The Beverly Hills Police Department arrived on the scene to investigate. DeMata declined to have the bodyguards arrested, however the BHPD is reviewing the incident.

DeMata was treated at a local hospital for his injuries.