Celeb trainer Harley Pasternak was involved in a scary run-in with a paparazzo on Sunday, June 22, a source confirms to Us Weekly. The pap was subsequently arrested for allegedly threatening to kill the fitness guru and his family.
According to a report from TMZ, photographers showed up at Pasternak's house hoping to get a shot of Robert Pattinson. The trainer says he told the paps that Pattinson wasn't coming, but that they didn't believe him and came onto his property, at which point Pasternak asked them to leave.
In response, TMZ reports, the paparazzo said, "I'm gonna kill you and your family," and then reached for something in his car. (An insider tells Us that police found pepper spray in his hand.) Pasternak subdued him until law enforcement arrived.
The photographer reportedly denies making any death threats. However, several neighbors gave statements to the cops that corroborate Pasternak's story.
Known for his books The Body Reset Diet and The 5-Factor Diet, as well as for the TV show The Revolution, Pasternak has trained several A-list celebs, including Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Jessica Simpson, Megan Fox, and Hilary Duff.