Gary Coleman, Shannon Price

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Fans of Gary Coleman might want to think twice about trying to snap a photo. 

The pint-sized actor is in big trouble this morning for allegedly hitting a man with his truck outside a Utah bowling alley. 

Coleman's bodyguard/friend told local reporters that right around closing time, Colt Rushton, 24, asked to take a photo of Coleman, 40, and his wife, Shannon Price-Coleman, who were finishing up a game. When Gary said no, Rushton refused to back down and started harassing the on-again-off-again newlyweds

The overly-aggressive fan followed the couple out to the parking lot where, according to the bodyguard, Rushton was hit by the actor's pickup when he ran around it as Coleman was backing out. The Diff'rent Strokes star also hit another car.

Rushton has a different side of the story. He says he was just trying to get his cell phone back from Shannon who had snatched it away. That's when Coleman put his truck in gear and and knocked him to the ground. He also said Gary threw several punches at him before getting behind the wheel.

Rushton was treated and released from a local hospital. 

Police are investigating the incident and say alcohol may be a factor. 

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