Paris Steals "Paris"
by Sarah Hall
Jan 20, 2005, 2:45 PM PT
Looks like Paris Hilton got caught on tape again.
Just months after Hilton decreed that her share of the proceeds from her infamous sex tape, One Night in Paris, would be donated to charity, the saucy socialite is involved in a messy situation stemming from her own recent acquisition of said tape via an alleged five-fingered discount.
Last month, Hilton was reportedly patronizing Swing News, a West Hollywood newsstand, where she made nice with a clerk and even agreed to have her picture taken while she shopped for magazines.
But trouble broke out when the Simple Life star noticed that the newsstand was hawking her sex tape and advertising the fact with a large poster featuring her mug.
"As soon as she saw that we were selling her videos and we had her on display she was livid. She was using profanity to the ultimate," store clerk Jerry Castro told Celebrity Justice.
"She points to the poster and says 'Look at what the [expletive deleted] they're doing to me here. Don't you know my young fans come here all the time?' "
In a surveillance video obtained by Celebrity Justice, a furious Hilton is shown trying to rip up the poster. She then reaches behind the counter and grabs a DVD, which Castro claims was One Night in Paris.
"She threw her 80 cents change at me and took the video and said, 'I'm taking this and I'm not buying it,'" Castro recalled.
Castro, who has since obtained an agent, declined to discuss the incident with E!. However, Jason Swing, the owner of Swing News, told E! he plans to press charges against Hilton.
"She vandalized the newsstand, she disrespected the newsstand and stole from the newsstand, and that's not cool and I don't appreciate it," Swing says.
Just goes to show you, hell hath no fury like a woman porned.
As of Thursday afternoon, Los Angeles District Attorney had not determined whether to charge Hilton with a crime.
Hilton, meanwhile, is in trouble on the other coast. The hotel heiress is in hot water for dropping an F-bomb while pulling duty at a fire station for the third season of The Simple Life. Apparently Hilton got on the dispatch system and said, "Ladder One, okay, sexy motherf-----s!"
Because the expletive made it to the airwaves, Hilton could face a fine from the Federal Communications Commission. No word yet on whether the FCC will pursue the matter.
Simple Life 3: Interns, featuring Hilton and sidekick Nicole Richie working as interns in various fields--though not in education--kicks off next Wednesday on Fox.