Pippa Middleton: Paris paparazzi gun scandal
Pippa Middleton could face prosecution for her involvement in an incident in which an unnamed male friend brandished a semiautomatic handgun at a photographer in Paris.
Pippa Middleton could face prosecution for her involvement in an incident in which an unnamed male friend brandished a semiautomatic handgun at a photographer in Paris, according to the Sun.
A photo taken by the paparazzo shows Middleton — the sister-in-law of Prince William — grinning in the passenger seat of a convertible as the driver aims the firearm at the camera. Paris police officials are expected to launch an investigation.
"If the evidence points to her involvement, she will be prosecuted. Anybody involved in the illegal use of a handgun in public is liable to arrest and interrogation," a source says, adding that if the gun proves to be real, brandishing it in a public place is punishable by up to seven years in prison "for all parties involved." (Also in the car was Middleton’s friend, fashion mogul Arthur de Soultrait, who sat in the backseat.) If it was a fake gun, the maximum sentence is two years.
Wait. You can get two years in prison for showing off a fake gun in France? And here I?thought their attitudes towards fat people were harsh.