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Britney Spears' $25,000 6-Mile LAPD Escort

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The paparazzi's extreme Britney coverage is costly to taxpayers | Photo by pointnshoot via Flickr

It took the LAPD nearly "two dozen police officers, a helicopter and a special team" to block roads and escort Britney Spears in an ambulance with covered windows from her Mulholland Drive Studio City Home to UCLA Medical Center early yesterday morning. They even had a code name, The Package, for her so paparazzi listening to police scanners would not pick up on it.

The plan, developed Monday, to involuntary hospitalize Spears for mental illness was supposed to be executed Wednesday evening. Word got out and paparazzi and news media swarmed the gates outside the pop star's gated community near Coldwater Canyon and Mulholland Dr. Police waited until early Thursday morning to execute the plan when the crowd's size decreased.