Rob Kardashian Detained by Police After ‘Joke’ Goes Wrong

Rob Kardashian tried joking around with a paparazzo in Miami early Sunday morning … and he ended up handcuffed and nearly arrested as a result … our sources has learned.

Sources close to Rob tell our sources he was out with some friends when he saw a photog taking pictures from across the street. We”re told Rob thought it would be funny to start sprinting towards the photog … but the photog didn”t laugh and instead ran away screaming for help. 

According to our sources, Rob followed the guy into a smoke shop to try and clear the air (no pun intended) but the police saw the whole thing and decided to get involved (see video below).

0325_rob_k_videoWe”re told cops interviewed both Rob and the photog — even putting Rob in the back of a police car. But after Rob explained to them it was all a misunderstanding, he was released.

And that”s why you never chase after strangers.