Red Carpet Prankster Confronts Brad Pitt at ‘Maleficent’ Premiere

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Police arrested a serial prankster after he confronted Brad Pitt on the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the movie “Maleficent.”

Witnesses saw the man -- identified as Vitalii Sediuk, 25, a notorious red carpet prankster -- jump over a barrier to the red carpet at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood Wednesday. The man approached Pitt and came into physical contact with him, Los Angeles police said.

PHOTO: Brad Pitt gets assaulted at the Maleficent Movie Premiere in Los Angeles, May 28, 2014.
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PHOTO: Brad Pitt gets assaulted at the 'Maleficent' Movie Premiere in Los Angeles, May 28, 2014.

Security guards wrestled Sediuk across the barrier and called police, who arrived and led him away, arresting him on battery charges.

PHOTO: Brad Pitt gets assaulted at the Maleficent Movie Premiere in Los Angeles, May 28, 2014.
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PHOTO: Brad Pitt gets assaulted at the 'Maleficent' Movie Premiere in Los Angeles, May 28, 2014.

Pitt's partner, Angelina Jolie, was visibly upset following the incident.

PHOTO: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are seen at the Maleficent premiere, May 28, 2014, in Los Angeles.
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PHOTO: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are seen at the "Maleficent" premiere, May 28, 2014, in Los Angeles.

Pitt, 50, kept greeting fans and walked into the theater after the incident.

PHOTO: Brad Pitt signs autographs at the world premiere of Maleficent at the El Capitan Theatre, May 28, 2014 in Los Angeles.
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PHOTO: Brad Pitt signs autographs at the world premiere of "Maleficent" at the El Capitan Theatre, May 28, 2014 in Los Angeles.

Sediuk is well-known for his stunts. He recently tried to climb under America Ferrera's dress on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. He also crashed Adele's Grammy win in 2013, storming the stage after she was announced the winner of best pop solo performance. He also famously tried to kiss Will Smith a year earlier.

PHOTO: A man invades the Red Carpet as Jay Baruchel, Kit Harington, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett and Djimon Hounsou pose at the How To Train Your Dragon 2 premiere during the Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2014 in Cannes, France.
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PHOTO: A man invades the Red Carpet as Jay Baruchel, Kit Harington, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett and Djimon Hounsou pose at the 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' premiere during the Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2014 in Cannes, France.

"Maleficent" carries deep connections for Pitt, with Jolie starring and daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, 5, in her first movie role as young Princess Aurora. Vivienne’s siblings Zahara and Pax also have walk-on roles in the film.

The film was developed by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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