Brad Pitt called the police on a snooping photographer after the movie hunk spotted him trying to take pictures of the interiors of his new Malibu, California home.

Outraged Pitt phoned the Malibu Sheriff's Department to report the intrusive paparazzo when he spotted him taking photos of his home on Sunday (30OCT05).

But the cheeky snapper ran off before police arrived, after realising eagle-eyed Pitt has spotted him.

Pitt's spokeswoman CINDY GUAGENTI says, "This just goes to show how low the paparazzi will go trying to get a photo. If they break the law, they will be arrested. This one got away but the next one won't."