Pippa Middleton might find herself in jail after friend in car points gun at photographer in Paris. Photo Credit: XPOSUREPHOTOS.COM
A friend of Pippa's is seen brandishing a handgun in the driver's seat. Photo Credit: XPOSUREPHOTOS.COM
Pippa Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, might be facing some jail time— as she finds herself right in the middle of a serious gun controversy in Paris amid a gun clampdown.
This weekend, Pippa was riding in an Audi convertible with three male friends, when the driver pulled out a handgun (argued to be fake) and pointed it directly at a photographer.
To make matters more disturbing, pictures snapped by the photographer show Pippa smiling as the event occurs.
Sadly for Pippa, there is little tolerance for these sort of events by French police— especially at this moment— just weeks after seven shootings in Toulous.
A source confirmed to The Sun that if Pippa is proved to be involved she could be prosecuted and sent to jail:
“if the gun was REAL,” said the source, “brandishing it in a public place is punishable by up to seven years’ jail ‘for all parties involved.’” And, “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.”
“Even if it was FAKE,” the source told The Sun, “the maximum jail term is two years.” And, ” Certainly if you were in a car and knew somebody was using a gun to warn people off you’d be liable to arrest.”
There has been no commentary yet from any of the royal family members.
Pippa was in Paris to attend a fancy dress part—the birthday bash of fashion entrepreneur Antoine du Soutrait— the night before the incident.
Click Here to watch Pippa partying the night before the scandal broke; it was a Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette-themed evening, which, according The Mail, included “three dwarves serving champagne and canapes.”
Pippa Middleton was partying on April 14, 2012 in Paris, France, the night before the gun incident. Photo Credit: XPOSUREPHOTOS.COM