Conrad Hilton III May Face Federal Charges for Violent Outburst on Flight
We previously reported that Paris Hilton's little brother, Conrad Hilton III, was recently arrested for a violent outburst he had while onboard a ten-hour flight from London to Los Angeles. According to the Washington Post, it looks like more details have emerged and Conrad may now be facing federal charges for his behavior on the flight. He admitted himself that had he not been stopped by another passenger onboard, he probably would have wound up killing a flight attendant.
The outburst, according to Conrad, stemmed from his taking a sleeping pill before takeoff. His diatribe was explained in detail, by both himself and eyewitnesses -- and both accounts seem to match up. He allegedly claimed the flight attendants were "taking the peasants' side," complained about breaking up with his girlfriend, and said his father would make the situation go away as he had in the past. He also told flight attendants that he's been banned on other airlines.
Conrad reportedly swung at a flight attendant but missed his face by "about ten centimeters," hitting the bulkhead instead. He then went on to accuse a passenger of giving him the "stink eye" saying that he "either wants to fight me or f--- me but I'm not gay."
More details include Conrad's allegedly smoking marijuana in one of the plane lavatories, shoving paper towels into the smoke detector and then smoking a cigarette in another bathroom. When Conrad was presented with a written warning from the co-pilot to behave, he responded by tearing the document to shreds.
It wasn't until Conrad finally fell asleep for about an hour that flight attendants were able to restrain him -- which only further upset him. He reportedly said, "I am going to f--- kill you."
During his interview with the FBI after the incident, an agent read Conrad the part of the law that related to the case, saying it was illegal to assault or intimidate a member of the flight crew to which Conrad reportedly responded, "I did intimidate. But, through defense. He came up to me with his nose.”
If Conrad is convicted on federal charges he may spend up to 20 years in prison. He is due back in court in March and was released on $100,000 bail.
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