Snap! Snap! Jail! LAPD Puts Hancock Park On Paparazzi Lockdown During Royal Visit
Will & Kate plus 8 million paparazzi means that a plan for the pushy photogs needed to be implemented in anticipation of the arrival of the royal newlyweds. Ambitious paparazzi hoping to take shots of the royal couple in certain parts of Hancock Park could face a potential jail stay, according to the L.A. Times.
No-trespassing letters have been secured by LAPD from residents who live in seven homes around the British consul general's June Street residence where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be spending the night.
Nearby residents have also signed "keep-away orders, giving officers free rein to arrest prying paparazzi on the spot" while on private property.
"Our primary concern is to protect the rights and privacy of the residents as well as the safety of the royal couple upon their visit here to the United States," LAPD spokeswoman Mitzi Fierro said. "If they trespass on property where we have a signed trespass letter, they will be arrested immediately." Some tabloids have already made lucrative offers to residents in the area but have not gotten any takers in the immediate area where the royal couple are staying, Fierro said.