A People magazine reporter has been arrested for trespassing on Brad Pitt's Santa Barbara, California home, as he attempt to gatecrash the birthday party of Angelina Jolie's son MADDOX.

JEFFREY NEAL WEISS, 23, was taken in custody by the Troy actor's security manager RICHARD MALCHAR - who made a citizen's arrest - and will return to court next month (08SEP05) to see if Pitt will file or dismiss charges against him.

American website PageSix.com reports police found a printed email - containing directions to Pitt's house - addressed from People magazine's LA bureau chief Julie Jordan, in Weiss' car.

A People editor insists Weiss "inadvertently trespassed on the beach. He regrets it".

Pitt's publicist CINDY GUAGENTI says, "It's too bad that the media can't respect people's privacy. If the media continue to trespass on private property, they will be arrested. This is getting out of control."