Credit: Jackson Lee/Splash News Photo: Nicole Kidman Hit By Paparazzo's Bicycle in New York City on Sept. 12, 2013

First rule of photographing celebrities: Do not physically strike the star you're chasing.

A freelance paparazzo named Carl Wu knocked A-list movie star Nicole Kidman to the ground with his bicycle today, Sept. 12, as she returned to the Carlyle Hotel in New York City after attending New York Fashion Week.

TMZ reports that the photographer slammed on the brakes as he reached Nicole but crashed into her anyway. This guy has had other literal run-ins with celebrities: A Tumblr called "F—k You Carl Wu" describes a collision between Carl and Lady Gaga.

Nicole then hobbled into the hotel lobby with only one shoe on. TMZ reports that the 46-year-old Grace of Monaco star was infuriated and said that she wanted to press charges. More photos from the scene show cops arriving at the hotel.

As Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Love Hewitt's love can attest, some paparazzi just don't know when to stop. But this guy literally didn't stop in time.

Source: TMZ

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