That guy in the hood is Coldplay's Chris Martin, you know, Gwyneth Paltrow's husband, pummeling some paparazzi, after he snapped a shot of Chris and Gwyn leaving New York Hospital the other day. According to PageSix.com, Gwyn was already waiting in the car, when Chris yelled at the pap, "Let's have some respect here!"
Then, the singer lost it, went after the guy and took his camera. "He just started chasing after one of them. He caught up to him, grabbed him and knocked the photographer to the ground," one witness said. "There was no provocation for the attack, no reason. Martin just went after him," said the onlooker. The photographer fought back and demanded Chris give him back his camera. "Give it back to him, you jerk," a videographer, who caught the whole thing on tape, chimed in. "What a jerk - and you're supposed to be a father."
Chris finally gave the guy back his camera and stormed away. Talk about a schoolyard scuffle! To give Chris some credit, his wife had just been hospitalized for some "mystery" illness, and I'm sure he was understandably upset, but imagine if these two lived in California? One or two photogs is like a dream to most celebs.