Adam Lambert Accused of Beating up a Pap

September 17, 2010 By:
Adam Lambert Accused of Beating up a Pap

Adam Lambert was just trying to enjoy a nice day at the beach in Miami when those pesky paps showed up! Sources tell Hollyscoop that Lambert got into a physical altercation with a photographer while at the beach yesterday.

According to our source, the paparazzo was seen grappling with Lambert on the beach yesterday after attempting to take pics of the singer who was staying at the Raleigh hotel. According to TMZ, Adam reportedly grabbed his backpack "where the camera was placed" ... and "wrestled [the photog] to the ground forcefully."

Our insider adds, “Not wanting the photographer to ruin his sunbathing, Adam tried to remove
the camera from the photographer¹s hands, but was caught in the act of
jumping on the guy¹s back. Adam went from making peace signs for the camera
to giving them the bird.”

Now the pap has filed a police report, accusing Lambert of misdemeanor battery. He apparently didn’t sustain any major injuries.

Adam has since taken to his Twitter to write: "I lost my temper for a sec but wow it felt great lol MIAMI!!!"

Seems like he was trying to keep a low profile, but ended up drawing more attention to him in the end. We wonder what the photog did or said to provoke Lambert!

Cops tell detectives they will decide if the case is worth turning over to the State's Attorney -- who will decide whether to prosecute Lambert. If convicted, Lambert could face up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

UPDATE Lambert just twittered, "Battery? Nope. I attempted to grab a camera, no punches were thrown and no one was on the ground.... It was literally harmless. If embarrassment is a crime- thats all I'm guilty of. "