Socialite Paris Hilton is to face charges of theft and vandalism after allegedly stealing a copy of her ONE NIGHT IN PARIS DVD from a Los Angeles newsstand last month (DEC04).

Images from the newsagents' surveillance camera have already appeared in US tabloids and seem to clearly show the SIMPLE LIFE star reaching out for a copy of the X-rated DVD and then putting it in her bag.

And now, according to scandal show CELEBRITY JUSTICE, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is getting involved.

Swing News newsstand employee JERRY CASTRO, who was on duty when Hilton paid him a visit, claims the socialite was in great spirits until she saw her DVD was on sale.

Castro says, "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.

"She threw her eighty cents change at me and took the video and said, 'I'm taking this and I'm not buying it.'"

The surveillance video seems to back up Castro's claims that Paris not only took the DVD but also tried to rip a poster advertising it.

The LA County Sheriff's Department now plans to refer the case to the Beverly Hills district attorney's office, recommending the hotel heiress be charged with petty theft and vandalism.

20/01/2005 21:32