Red carpet prankster confronts Brad Pitt at ‘Maleficent’ premiere

Red carpet prankster confronts Brad Pitt at ‘Maleficent’ premiere

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Vitalii Sediuk is arrested at the World Premiere Of Disney's "Maleficent" at the El Capitan Theatre, May 28, 2014, in Hollywood, Calif.

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by Dan Good

ABC News

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Updated Thursday, May 29 at 8:11 AM

(ABC News) -- 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.


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


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

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

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.




 "Maleficent" carries deep connections for Pitt, with partner Angelina 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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