Martyn LeNoble is frisked by police after an altercation with a photographer on Monday.
Christina Applegate’s rocker hubby was detained and frisked by Los Angeles cops Sunday after an altercation with a paparazzo taking photos of his toddler daughter.
Martyn LeNoble, 44, confronted the photographer outside a popular indoor playground called The COOP in Studio City to object to the snaps of his 2-year-old tot and “Anchorman” actress wife.
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Musician Martyn LaNoble was released after being questioned by cops.
“We’re tired of being harassed,” the Porno for Pyros bassist told the Daily News Monday.
Video obtained by TMZ.com shows police interviewing LeNoble after patting him down.
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Christina Applegate and Martin LeNoble are parents to a 2-year-old daughter.
“He started taking pictures of my child,” LeNoble told police. “I went outside to talk to him, and he got physical with me … He wouldn’t back off.”
He said he believed the photographer was trying to “provoke a fight” to get more photos he could sell for even more money.
Martyn LeNoble speaks with police officers after the alleged incident.
LeNoble claimed the pap invited him to go to a “back alley and fight.”
“Let’s see what kind of man you are,” the photographer allegedly said, according to LeNoble.
Martyn LeNoble told cops he approached the paparazzo who was taking pictures of his child.
The rocker has joined a growing number of celebrity parents trying to keep paparazzi away from their kids.
Actresses Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner testified before California state lawmakers about photographers turning their tots into tabloid fodder and helped pass a new law that takes effect in January.
Under the new bill, photographers who harass the children of public figures will face up to a year in county jail and a fine of up to $ 10,000.