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Paparazzi Choked and Arrested While Taking Pictures During the "Bachelor" Taping

NEW YORK (CBS) Where there is "The Bachelor," there is drama, and the wedding of Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney was no exception. Two paparazzi trying to snap pictures during the wedding at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdas were arrested and apparently choked by security guards...and X17online has it all on video.

The two paparazzi, Maximiliano Lopez, 28 and Eric Brogmus, 22 were arrested by L.A. officials on suspicion of misdemeanor battery and unlawful blocking of a sidewalk, reported the Los Angeles Times. They were cited and released Saturday and are expected to appear in court March 28.

The photographers were part of a group of paparazzi trying to get footage of the "Bachelor" participants attending the wedding.

The video seems to show a security guard choking one of the photographers, then taking the paparazzi to the ground. Other photographers are yelling at the security guards to stop. According to the L.A. Times, the security guards insisted the photographers be booked on a citizen's arrest.

Witnesses saw the violent choking, said the paper, and the L.A. County sheriff's office said they will certainly be looking into it.

According to x17online, ABC is denying involvement with measures the security guards took, as well as a senior Terranea executive who also denies Terranea's involvement.
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