The man who allegedly punched Brad Pitt on the "Maleficent" red carpet Wednesday night may think of himself as a prankster, but his latest stunt is no laughing matter: Vitalii Sediuk is still in police custody Thursday, where he's facing a battery charge, and has had an emergency order of protection taken out against him by Pitt.

The 25-year-old Ukranian man -- who's been referred to as a journalist, though we don't see anything journalistic about continually harassing celebrities with invasive red carpet stunts -- was booked on a misdemeanor battery charge after allegedly breaking through a barrier at the El Capitan theater and striking Pitt. After Sediuk failed to make the $20,000 bail, he was detained by Los Angeles police, who told TheWrap that he remains in police custody.

A department spokesman also told TheWrap that Pitt's protective order will expire in 30 days, after which the actor has the option of filing a permanent restraining order against Sediuk.

As detailed in an earlier Moviefone story, this isn't Sediuk's first time making headlines for his rude and crude behavior, though we imagine that the international attention such antics have brought him has only fueled his desire to keep them up. We're hoping that red carpet security can be tightened in the future to prevent this idiot from pulling similar stunts again, and shut him out of the twisted limelight he seemingly so desperately craves.

[via: TheWrap]

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