Police investigate alleged Kobe Bryant incident at Carmel Valley church

City News Service

San Diego police this week were investigating a man’s claim that he was injured by Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant during an incident at a Carmel Valley church.

The alleged incident took place at St. Therese of Carmel on Sunday.

Bryant was attending a church service and thought someone was taking pictures of him with a cellphone, according to broadcast reports.

Police said that Bryant took the phone from the man but saw no pictures on it, then left the church.

The man alleged that his wrist was injured when Bryant snatched the phone. The man went to a hospital for treatment of his injury, according to broadcast reports.

The extent of the alleged injury was unclear.