Celebrities Assaulted

In 2015, actor Misha Collins was reported mugged and assaulted in Minneapolis.

In 2014, a man hit Brad Pitt in the face as he was signing autographs at the Maleficent premiere.

In 2014, an armed stalker broke into Sandra Bullock’s home while she and her son were sleeping.

In 2014, actor Frank Britton was assaulted and robbed outside a theater in Maryland.

In 2013, Justin Bieber was attacked by a drunken partier at a Canadian nightclub.

In 2013, a fan was arrested outside Colin Farrell’s home and placed on a psychiatric hold.

In 2012, Beyoncé Knowles was verbally assaulted by a drunk man during a Jay-Z performance in London.

In 2012, Kim Kardashian was assaulted by an animal activist who flour bombed the reality star for her willingness to wear fur.

In 2011, US Representative Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head during an event outside a grocery store.

In 2011, Paris Hilton and her boyfriend were attacked by a stalker outside a Van Nuys courthouse. Hilton’s personal bodyguard took down the attacker and restrained him until police arrived.

In 2011, Miley Cyrus was attacked by an overzealous fan while performing in Australia. Security quickly took down the assailant.

In 2011, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, and Ron Paul were showered with glitter by a gay-rights activists.

In 2011, Rupert Murdoch was attacked by a comedian who hit Murdoch in the face with a cream pie. “It is a far better thing that I do now than I have ever done before #splat,” the attacker tweeted moments before making his move.

In 2011, Sean Bean was stabbed in the arm after he was attacked outside a London bar.

In 2010, 50 Cent was attacked on stage while performing in Brazil. Security diffused the situation quickly after the attacker grabbed him.

In 2010, a mob attacked Paul McCartney’s tour bus in Mexico City. Police were called to the scene to break up the crowd.

In 2010, Adrianne Curry found herself the victim of sexual assault after she was molested by a fan while attending a Star Wars convention in Florida. Curry, dressed as Princess Leia, was posing for a picture with the man when the incident took place.

In 2010, Slash was attacked on stage while performing in Italy. The attacker tackled Slash down to his stage monitor before security took care of the situation.

In 2009, Leona Lewis was punched in the face at a book signing in London.

In 2008, Jacksonville Jaguar Offensive Tackle Richard Collier was shot and left paralyzed while riding as a passenger in a vehicle.

In 2007, Washington Redskin Safety Sean Taylor was shot and killed during a burglary attempt at his suburban Miami home.

In 2006, a fan rushed Snoop Dogg while he was performing a concert. Security quickly took down the man.

In 2001, Steve Buscemi was stabbed in the neck during a bar fight that stemmed from two men getting angry at Buscemi’s Domestic Disturbance co-star Vince Vaughn for talking to their dates.

In 2001, Robbie Williams was attacked and thrown off stage while performing a concert in Germany. His attacker was reportedly suffering from psychiatric problems.

In 1998, Bill Gates was hit in the face with several cream pies when he was in Belgium to meet with European Union officials.

In 1995, Selena was shot and killed by the president of her fan club.

In 1980, John Lennon was shot and killed outside his New York City apartment.

4 masked men rob broker, get up to $1 million in diamonds

Four masked men attacked and robbed an out-of-state broker of up to $1 million in diamonds late Thursday morning near the Galleria in Far North Dallas, police said. Shortly before noon, the man was getting into his car in a parking garage along the Dallas North Tollway near Galleria Road when four Hispanic men drove up in a red sport utility vehicle and blocked him in, police said. The men, who were dressed in black, got out and opened all of the broker’s doors while speaking Spanish. They pulled him out at gunpoint, a struggle ensued, and the man was stabbed twice in the leg, police said. The group also took his clothes, according to a police report. The man, whose name was not released, was hospitalized in fair condition. The victim lives in New York. The attackers fled with between $500,000 and $1 million worth of diamonds, police said. The well-organized heist is the latest in a string of attacks on diamond brokers in the Dallas area and in more than a dozen major cities nationwide, police said. The assailants typically are from out of the country, conduct surveillance on potential victims and flee the area quickly after their crimes, police said. “It’s like a military operation,” said Dallas police robbery Sgt. Ross Salverino. “They all do it the same way, and it’s difficult to identify them at this point.” Salverino said the assailants often quickly abandon the vehicles used in the heists or change the license plates. Investigators do not believe there is surveillance video of Thursday’s attack, he said. Houston, Chicago, Denver and Miami are among other major cities that have seen such robberies in recent years, Salverino said. “It’s not necessarily the same people, but it’s got to be the same organization because they do it almost the same way,” he said.

Diamond Broker Robbed Of $500,000 In Jewelry

Fort Lauderdale police said two men robbed a traveling diamond broker from New York of about $500,000 worth of jewelry Wednesday. The incident occurred at about 5:45 p.m. in the 1900 block of East Sunrise Boulevard. Police said Robert Nissim, 34, of Great Neck, N.Y., arrived at Miami International Airport and rented a vehicle to travel store to store in the hopes of selling diamonds to local jewelry stores. Nissim arrived at the shopping plaza and parked his vehicle when a man smashed the driver’s side window and grabbed Nissim, pulling at his jacket’s inner pocket. Another man then smashed the passenger side window and grabbed Nissim, both men demanding him to “give it up.” Nissim complied, handing over a pouch of diamonds he had on him. The duo then demanded the remaining jewelry in the trunk, and Nissim gave them a backpack filled with jewelry. Nissim was not seriously injured. Police said the men got away in a white, older model minivan, possibly a Ford Windstar or Dodge Caravan. Police said a third man acted as the getaway driver.

Rabbi robbed of thousands of dollars in jewels in North Miami

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (WSVN) — A rabbi walking with thousands of dollars worth of diamonds in North Miami was roughed up and robbed. He spoke exclusively to 7News about the attack.The rabbi, who is also a jeweler, traveled to South Florida on business when he was beaten with a pistol and robbed by several people behind a pawn shop, by 140th Street and West Dixie Highway, Tuesday afternoon.Rabbi Chaim Parnas said the men who ambushed him tried to rip off his vest for the jewels. “They were ripping, they were ripping this,” he said. “[They said] ‘Get the vest, get the vest.'”Parnas said he had the jewels in his pocket, and they reached for it. He was beaten and battered in the process. “They took it out,” he said. “I went through the back, I went out of the car. Three guys jumped out. One got me with a pistol, knock in the head.”The rabbi is a diamond dealer from New York who was doing business in Aventura at a jewelry store. He stopped by a pawn shop in North Miami to buy diamonds.Despite the circumstances, Parnas said he feels lucky. “I’m alive. I’m healthy. I have my wife, my kids,” he said. “Sure God was with me that they didn’t shoot me.”In surveillance video that was released by North Miami Police, you can see when the ambush took place. “I come here often, and I do business, but it’s terrible to happen,” Parnas said. “It happen to a lot of people.””You see the victim exit his vehicle, and as he exits his vehicle, a vehicle slowly pulls up right behind him,” said North Miami Police officer Natalie Buissereth. “They get out, three subjects unknown that we need the public to identify, and rob him at gunpoint. They strike him over the head, they take his jewels, and they take off.”Parnas told 7News that he’s just grateful he’s alive to share his story. “Money comes back. Money is gonna come back, and if not, it meant that it shouldn’t have happened,” Parnas said. “Life doesn’t come back.” If you recognize any of the three men in the video, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.