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Video: Hotel Security Do Citizen's Arrests on Two Paparazzi
Drama broke this past weekend during the filming of ABC's The Bachelor, but it wasn't the cast making things interesting, it was the paparazzi and security officers.
Based on witness accounts and the insistence of the security officers who made the citizen's arrests, L.A. County Sheriff's deputies booked two paparazzi on suspicion of misdemeanor battery and unlawful blocking of a sidewalk, department spokesman Steve Whitmore told the LA Times.
Further explaining citizen's arrests, Whitmore told LAist that deputies called to a citizen's arrest follow a policy that includes not only taking into account those involved in the arrest, but witnesses as well, before instigating the next course of action. The paparazzi were cited out, meaning they were brought to the station and issued a citation, promising to appear in court on March 28th. "In the end, a judge will decide," said Whitmore. "He will be the ultimate arbitrator."