Sarah Jessica Parker (search) may have thought she was just out on a quiet errand — but the "Sex and the City" star soon got caught in the middle of an angry pizza-tossing contest between her limo driver and a po'd pedestrian on the crowded streets of Manhattan.
The bizarre showdown captured in these exclusive photographs occurred last Thursday morning when Parker was being driven through Midtown in a chauffeured Lincoln Town Car that had picked the 40-year-old actress up outside her home.
The Town Car was turning east from Sixth Avenue and accelerating when its side mirror clipped the hands of a man who was crossing the street carrying a couple of slices of pizza, said Philip Vaughan, a photographer who witnessed the incident.
"At which point, the guy carrying the pizza threw it on the back of the car," Vaughan said. "He was annoyed. He was shocked."
Then Parker's driver jumped out of the limo, began yelling at the pizza-pitcher and started making a call on his cell phone, Vaughan said.
The men yelled back and forth at each other as angry motorists backed up behind the Town Car honking their horns, and passers-by gawked at the scene. Parker cowered in the back seat of the limo as the confrontation escalated.
Vaughan said the driver "grabbed the pieces of pizza and threw it at the guy."
Then, he said, the two adversaries "started laughing at each other in a strange fashion."
The driver then hopped back into the limo, drove Parker around the block, and dropped the star off.
The owner of the limo could not be reached for comment.
A representative for Parker said she could not be reached for comment because she was shooting scenes in Los Angeles for her upcoming film, "The Family Stone." (search)
"What kind of pizza was it?" the spokeswoman inquired.