By Mandi Bierly
June 18, 2009 at 11:58 PM EDT

Robert Pattinson was grazed by a cab today in New York City, as his bodyguards maneuvered him quickly across a street to avoid a crowd of fans, RadarOnline reports. One of the site’s staffers witnessed the incident, which left Pattinson momentarily stunned but unharmed. One of his security team allegedly yelled “You see what you did, you almost killed him!” to the crowd, but we’ll have to wait until the footage shows up on YouTube to confirm that.

Here’s what I don’t get: Presumably, the fans that feel passionately enough about Pattinson to tail him as he shoots Remember Me in Manhattan, would also have read his GQ cover story, in which he said his first thought when he sees a crowd is someone could very easily stab me. Why would you want to be one of the people who scares him? Or is that just the out-of-touch reasoning of a woman who shadowed her first and last celebrity in 1996? (For the record: I stayed on the opposite sidewalk of Alan Rickman as I followed him to a 7-Eleven in London. I did not go in after him in or wait for him to exit. Me and the detergent I was carrying continued on our way to the laundromat.)

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