Security Lassoes Cowboy Ashton Kutcher at Stagecoach Music Festival

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The Stagecoach Music Festival, which is not quite as cool as Jazz Fest and not quite as irritating as Coachella, was the scene of a frenzied confrontation yesterday when some random woman approached Ashton Kutcher (cowboy-hat edition), prompting festival security to go into full-on overreaction mode.

According to TMZ, Kutcher was cooling his spurs in the VIP section near the Nick 13 and Dwight Yoakam acts. All of a sudden, a strange woman came towards him with extended hand. Gasp! Kutcher handled himself with Hollywood aplomb, turning to greet the advancing stranger, but festival security quickly intervened, turning a minor VIP-area incursion into an Incident. Kutcher apparently took issue with the way security was handling the Incident, words were exchanged, and he was either unceremoniously booted from the festival after a brief melee or he politely excused himself. It’s sort of a choose-your-own-adventure story in which Ashton Kutcher can either be a reasonable human or one of those guys who insists on telling everyone else how, exactly, they should be doing their jobs. [TMZ]

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