- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 9, 2014

Three armed sheriff deputies were called to safely escort actor Sean Penn out of a West Hollywood restaurant and into his car, TMZ confirmed.

The “Milk” star was dining at Craig’s when deputies got a call around 11:08 p.m. Sunday from restaurant staff that paparazzi were blocking the entrance to the restaurant and preventing patrons from leaving.

That’s when deputies arrived to clear a path. A video shot by TMZ shows Mr. Penn being escorted out of the restaurant by several officers. He walks precisely 10 steps and gets into his car without incident.

The 53-year-old is known for his short fuse, especially against paparazzi.

He spent a month behind bars in 1987 for an assault against one photographer and was ordered to undertake 300 hours of community service for a 2010 attack against another.

Mr. Penn was also captured on video screaming at a fan, who tried to take his photograph in November 2013, the Daily Mail reported.

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