There's little to nothing that a paparazzo won't do in order to get their shot. That can be a good thing when the shutterbug is on the trail of an automaker's latest prototype. Somewhat less so when it impedes on an individual's privacy, as the Schumacher family has discovered on numerous occasions.

Back in December we reported on a supposed journalist – though not one we'd ever want to keep company with – who dressed as a priest in order to gain access to the hospital room where Michael Schumacher lay comatose following his ski accident. But as it turns out he wasn't the only one who took to disguising his identity (and assuming someone else's) in order to get closer to the imperiled seven-time world champion.

According to Schumacher's manager/spokesperson Sabine Kehm, another individual tried to pass himself off as Michael's father Rolf Schumacher (pictured above with younger son Ralf) in order to get into the hospital room and, apparently, to snap a photo of Schumi in his hospital bed. Which only makes us wonder to what lows someone might sink to next in order to get that elusive picture.

The paparazzi may never get that chance, though. Schumacher has reportedly been showing signs of awareness and consciousness, even interacting (in limited capacity) with his surroundings. As his condition improves, Michael is expected to be moved to a rehabilitation clinic and eventually back home where his wife Corinna has reportedly installed some $17 million in medical equipment. Once out of the hospital, the Schumacher family may be able to exercise tighter control over security and refrain from releasing updates to the public on the retired Formula One driver's condition and progress.


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      kajohns1964
      • 8 Months Ago
      Throw his ass into a medically induced coma. Wake him up when Schumacher wakes up then he can get his picture
      Brett Bertrand
      • 8 Months Ago
      what a scumbag.
      Steve
      • 8 Months Ago
      Put him in jail and if he works for a newspaper, fines should be given to the newspaper as well.
      Andrew Berardinelli
      • 8 Months Ago
      I wonder what would happen if a paparazzo is caught, jailed, fined, his/her employer fined, and he/she is banned from receiving healthcare from any hospital for 5 years after doing something like this. We would probably be safer from their intrusions and lack of moral/ethical values that are a leech on humanity's innocence. We'd also have less idiots spending time and money reading and watching useless programming about celebrity dresses, etc.
      lendersmith
      • 8 Months Ago
      I'm trying to think of something unpleasant enough to happen to this asswipe, but can't.
      Lachmund
      • 8 Months Ago
      how low can you go?! some people lost all dignity
      Chance Leo
      • 8 Months Ago
      put him in jail! That is just sick.
      carguy1701
      • 8 Months Ago
      And the scumbag of the month award goes to...
      throwback
      • 8 Months Ago
      What a low life.
      Arizonarelax
      • 8 Months Ago
      fragments of feces this guy is ...
      Rr778
      • 8 Months Ago
      Autoblog come on your still squeezing this story for ad revenue?
      Kelly Hatcher
      • 8 Months Ago
      Boner award
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