Vitalii Sediuk, the longtime red-carpet accoster of celebrities, was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly attacking Brad Pitt as the star was making his way down the carpet for the premiere of partner Angelina Jolie's "Maleficent."
Police took Sediuk into custody after he "made contact" with Pitt on the carpet of the Disney premiere, according to The Times' L.A. Now blog. The 25-year-old was booked on suspicion of misdemeanor battery and was being held in lieu of $20,000 bail, according to online Sherriff's Department booking records.
"Some guy jumped over the barricades and made contact with Brad Pitt," Los Angeles Police Department officer Nuria Vanegas said.
According to The Times' Saba Hamedy, who was on the red (technically blue) carpet, Pitt and Jolie started walking the carpet together at about 6:25 p.m., waving and smiling to fans and even stopping to sign some autographs. Pitt passed by a group of reporters, presumably before the incident, at about 6:45 p.m. It was unclear when the alleged attack happened, though Jolie was on the carpet acknowledging fans and giving interviews until as late as 7:15 p.m., a little bit after the screening was scheduled to start.