TMZ- Marshawn Lynch did NOT want to sign autographs for fans at LAX on Monday -- and he smacked a cell phone out of a fan's hand and spit in his direction to make his point.
Lynch had just touched down at LAX when he was approached by two guys -- a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old.
The guys tell us they knew someone on Marshawn's flight who tipped them off so they decided to head to LAX to try and get an autograph.
At first, Marshawn approached the 18-year-old and slapped the phone out of his hand. Lynch then went inside the terminal and came out a few minutes later and spit in their direction as he walked past them.
The owner of the phone says it got cracked in the incident and he's considering filing a police report for assault.
I fully admit the term "stalker" might be little strong considering it's in reference to some teenagers looking for an autograph. I just can't think of a better term for someone that receives insider information, travels over to the last place anyone whose not traveling should ever want to be (the airport, and specifically LAX), and tries to inconspicuously videotape a public figure without his consent. When you get paid to be an invasive piece of shit you get a fancy job title like "paparazzi", but "stalker" is the most accurate word I can think of for someone who is not being reimbursed for hunting down photo-ops with famous people. In some cases I would say "fan" might fit, but fans generally don't say "I didn't do nothing to you dawg" when approached by the person whose work they are so appreciative of that it made them loiter outside a baggage claim with no baggage.
That's why I have to imagine that what these kids did is far more illegal than smacking someone's phone out of their hand. I'm not putting it past two entitled kids from Southern California to file a police report for something that costs $80-$100 to replace, but I hope the cops laugh in their face if they do. I don't care how much someone has profited off being in the public eye, sticking anything in anyone's face minutes after they have gotten off a flight should be punishable by death...never mind a cracked iPhone screen.