Woody Harrelson claims he mistook TMZ photographer for a zombie

Woody Harrelson is in the news again for attacking yet another photographer, but his defense this time is completely unique.

Harrelson clashed with a photographer from TMZ.com at a New York airport Wednesday night, damaging the photographers camera. But Harrelson claims that he thought the photographer was a zombie.

"I wrapped a movie called 'Zombieland,' in which I was constantly under assault by zombies, then flew to New York, still very much in character," Harrelson said in a statement. "With my daughter at the airport I was startled by a paparazzo, who I quite understandably mistook for a zombie."

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is investigating the incident and said that it would pass it on police if it was deemed to require further action.

Harrelson is currently the subject of a lawsuit from another TMZ.com photographer he attacked outside a Los Angeles nightclub in 2006.

(via CNN)