Monday, June 11, 2007

Paris Hilton's Neighbours Complain About Helicopter Noise

An "enormous" number of people living in Paris Hilton's West Hollywood neighbourhood have complained about the noise made by helicopters filming the jailed socialite's home on Friday.

Local residents are angry about being woken up by choppers in the early hours of Friday morning, the same day Hilton was sent back to Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood, California to finish the 45 day sentence she began on June 3rd.

West Hollywood City Council Mayor Pro Tempore Jeffrey Prang has written a letter - dated 8 June - to his constituents explaining that while he shares their displeasure at being woken up by helicopters, the issue is out of his jurisdiction.

He writes, "I have received an enormous number of calls and e-mails today about the helicopters hovering over the city... Given the publicity and controversy surrounding her recent incarceration and re-assignment to house arrest, the media has converged on our community, including a flock of helicopters."

"Like many of you, I too was woken this morning about 5:30am by helicopters. However, I want to let you know that the City Of West Hollywood and the Sheriff's Department, as well as the City Of Los Angeles and their Police Department, have no authority or jurisdiction over airspace and helicopters hovering overhead."

Prang goes on to suggest residents contact the Federal Aviation Administration (faa) and the TV news stations who use footage filmed from helicopters.

Hilton was jailed for violating her parole following a 2006 drink driving arrest.

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