Paris Hilton's Brother Faces Federal Rap

FBI arrests heir, 20, for crazed airplane rampage

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Hilton FBI Affidavit

FEBRUARY 3--Paris Hilton’s 20-year-old brother was arrested today by FBI agents after being named in a criminal complaint accusing him of disrupting crew members on a British Airways flight traveling last July from London to Los Angeles.

Conrad Hughes Hilton is facing a felony rap for allegedly threatening flight attendants, a pilot, and passengers during the nearly 11-hour trip. Hilton’s wildly disruptive and belligerent behavior is detailed in a 17-page FBI affidavit that notes the young heir had to be handcuffed and restrained for the flight’s final 75 minutes.

According to the affidavit, FBI agents interviewed four flight attendants, a pilot, and a passenger about Hilton’s repeated outbursts on the double-decker A380 aircraft.

Hilton, seen at right, is portrayed as an odious rich kid who referred to other passengers as “peasants” and said that if his actions resulted in damages, “My father will pay this out, he has done it before. Dad paid $300,000 last time.” Hilton's father Richard is a real estate executive who is a grandon of Conrad Hilton, the late hotel magnate.

Remarkably, despite having been physically restrained for the flight’s conclusion, Hilton appeared clueless to the trouble he was facing when interviewed by FBI Agent David Gates when the plane arrived in Los Angeles.

Hilton, who was traveling alone, acknowledged tangling with flight attendants, bragging to Gates, “I told all of them I could get all of their jobs taken away in less than thirty seconds." Describing a male flight attendant he yelled at, Hilton said, “I went off on him to a point where he had to leave the room and was so embarrassed. I shouted in front of all his colleagues. It was brutal. But he deserved it.”

When Gates told Hilton he was investigating a crime involving the possible assault or intimidation of crew members, Hilton interrupted the agent. “I did intimidate,” he said. “But, through defense.”

The FBI affidavit is overflowing with first-person accounts of Hilton’s profane, delusional, and apparently drug-fueled rampage, which began following takeoff and included him stalking the plane’s aisles confronting various crew members.

A male flight attendant told the FBI that Hilton warned him, “I am going to fucking kill you!” and “I will fucking rip through you!” As he pointed his finger in the flight attendant’s face, Hilton added, “I will fucking own anyone on this flight; they are fucking peasants.”

A female attendant described Flight 269 as “one tirade after another” from Hilton, adding that the young passenger declared that he “was already banned by other airlines” and that his behavior on the British Airways plane would “probably turn into a lawsuit for his father to pay.”

A third flight attendant said that Hilton told him, “I am going to fucking kill you” three times. After grabbing the crew member’s shirt and name badge, Hilton announced, “I could get you all fired in five minutes. I know your boss!” The employee told the FBI that as Hilton was being restrained by crew members, “he told the flight attendants he was a model and that they were ‘going to ruin my career.’”

One of the plane’s pilots recalled that Hilton--who appeared “uncoordinated, paranoid, and delusional”--would get in his face and start arguments. A flight attendant said that Hilton (seen at right with his mother Kathy) told the pilot, “If you wanna square up to me bro, then bring it on and I will fucking fight you.”

The pilot said that when he confronted Hilton about smoking marijuana in one bathroom, the passenger “opened the door and ran to the upper deck bathroom.” While in the second bathroom, Hilton smoked a cigarette. After he left the bathroom, the pilot “noticed the smoke detector above the bathroom ceiling had been stuffed with paper towels, apparently to prevent the smoke alarm from sounding."

When the pilot presented Hilton with a “Final Written Warning”--which was also read aloud to him--“Hilton ripped up the document.”

Hilton, who told Agent Gates that he took a sleeping pill before boarding the plane, made an initial appearance this afternoon in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. He was allowed to surrender to FBI agents on the felony charge, which carries a maximum 20-year prison term. (18 pages)