has spoken out over allegations he threatened a photographer and slashed his tires over the weekend - insisting a family outing with his children was spoilt by snappers.
Police were called to a restaurant in California on Sunday morning following an alleged confrontation
between the Blink-182
drummer and photographers outside the eatery. A video posted on TMZ.com appears to show one paparazzo accusing Barker of stealing his cell phone and slashing his car tires.
However, the musician is fuming about the allegations and has taken to his Twitter.com page to explain the incident to fans. He reveals he was "outnumbered" by photographers as he left the restaurant with his two young children and returned an hour later to confront the snappers. And he's appealed to them to stop taking pictures of his family - because he doesn't court attention.
He writes, "When I'm out at breakfast at 8am in the morning the last thing I appreciate is some photographer threatening me to a fight while he's three deep. When I defend myself/my kids that don't make me a tough guy (sic). I was outnumbered and threatened so I did what any man would. Paparazzi cried like young girls when it was no longer three of them against me and my kids. Didn't they remember threatening me an hour ago? What happened to the tough guys with the cameras? It was gonna be a fair fight."
"Bottom line, take photos at red carpets. Take pics of hungry Hollywood starlets and douche bags that are out at clubs and bars that like it. I'm not a socialite out begging for that kind of attention. I'm a family man out with my kids. Don't get the two twisted.
"All the footage these lames released to the press is one sided cause they edited it."
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