Record producer Phil Spector once chased a gang of star-struck young kids with a loaded gun after they mistook him for actor Dudley Moore, a court heard on Tuesday (04Nov08).
In the music mogul's ongoing murder retrial, Spector's former girlfriend Dorothy Melvin recounted her then-lover's fury during the mistaken identity incident.
Melvin, who also claimed Spector pistol-whipped her during a row, told the Los Angeles court the producer was thrilled when the youths recognised him, but flew into a rage when he realised they thought he was Arthur actor Moore.
She said, "He was screaming and yelling."
Melvin then recalled her ex pulled a gun on the boys and started chasing them down the street.
Melvin is one of five women who have agreed to testify against Spector during the retrial. Each claims the mogul pulled guns on them during arguments.
The gun-loving producer is accused of the 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson, who died of a gunshot wound to the head in the foyer of Spector's Alhambra, California mansion.
Spector's lawyers maintain Clarkson shot herself.
The original trial ended with a deadlocked jury last year (07).
Spector, 68, faces 18 years behind bars if convicted.