It's not clear if Bryant had a ticket to the Governors Ball, but an AP video, which you can watch above, shows him walking alongside McDormand and her entourage as they entered the party.
As noted by ABC News, Bryant posted a video to Facebook Sunday night - with the caption "My Oscar baby" - in which he proudly holds the Oscar in his hand, kisses it and claims his "team got this tonight".
The Los Angeles police department said in a statement that the photographer, whom they did not identify, grew suspicious when he failed to "recognize Bryant as a recipient from the awards show".
Frances McDormand celebrated her 90 Academy Awards win with tequila and was gracious enough to share the drink with fellow victor Allison Janney.
Bryant LA resident hired a lawyer who is saying he was just executing a publicity stunt.
"Frances McDormand surprised us", Kotagal said in a telephone interview on Monday morning from her son's school, where she had a pre-existing commitment to teach South Indian dance she was still trying to squeeze in between a deluge of calls.
Frances McDormand almost left the Academy Awards empty-handed after someone tried to steal her coveted golden statuette but luckily it was returned to her.
Bryant is expected to be arraigned in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday. 'Look, I got this, this is mine!
Naomi Levy, a rabbi who came to court to support Bryant, said he is part of her spiritual congregation and never misses a meeting. Police set bail at $20,000.
Video was later discovered posted to Facebook of Bryant carrying an award while telling people it belongs to him.
A representative for the SAG Awards, asked if there were any trophies reported stolen or missing, said the matter is under investigation.