Britney Spears, Adnan Ghalib

Sometimes, you just can't tell who your friends are. Literally.

Britney Spears' ex-admirer Adnan Ghalib is facing felony charges for allegedly hitting a process server with his car as the guy tried to present Ghalib with the Spears family's restraining order against him, according to Los Angeles District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Jane Robison.

Ghalib was charged Tuesday with assault with a deadly weapon, battery and hit-and-run for the alleged Feb. 11 incident.

Prosecutors have asked that bail be set at $110,000. Ghalib is facing up to seven years in prison if convicted on all charges.

The paparazzo is accused of hitting the man in an alley behind Ghalib's Encino, Calif., apartment, where the server was presumably waiting for a chance to deliver his wares to Ghalib.

Per the criminal complaint, Ghalib started to drive toward the man who, in order to avoid being pinned against a garbage truck, jumped onto the hood of Ghalib's Mercedes. Ghalib swerved and the alleged victim fell off, breaking his wrist and sustaining other injuries. The defendant then drove away without stopping.

In the meantime, despite his alleged efforts to dodge the paperwork, Ghalib is also required to stay at least 500 yards away from Spears. The restraining order is in effect until at least tomorrow, when the parties are due back in court.

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