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Mel Gibson Tangles With Malibu Cops Once Again

Mel Gibson in May 2011 (cinemafestival /
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Mel Gibson does not have the greatest track record when it comes to his interactions with cops (see: hugely antisemitic rant of 2006). That said, it's a little surprising that he got into it yet again with our fine men in uniform, after being stopped at a checkpoint on PCH early this morning.

TMZ reports that Gibson was sober and didn't say anything negative about Jews during the stop, so that's good, but that he did encounter a problem when it became clear that he didn't have his license on him:

We're told Mel yelled, "Why are you harassing me?" Deputies asked why Mel was screaming and he responded, "I have had problems with you Lost Hills [Malibu] deputies in the past." Things cooled down when deputies let Mel off with a warning.

In addition to his onetime hateful rant, Gibson was also accused in 2011 of violently harassing the mother of his child.

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