These days, when Paris Hilton wakes up and finds a strange man in her house, it actually is cause for alarm.
The good-time heiress got quite the scare this morning, when she woke up to discover an armed home invader in her Hollywood Hills compound.
"I'm OK," she told E! News exclusively. "Just scary, thank god he didn't get in."
The Los Angeles Police Department arrived at Casa Hilton around 6:30 a.m. and took 31-year-old Nathan Lee Parada into custody. He has since been booked on felony burglary charges and is being held on $50,000 bond at the Van Nuys jail.
"So Scary, just got woken up to a guy trying to break into my house holding 2 big knifes," Hilton tweeted this morning. "Cops are here arresting him."
A spokesman for the LAPD told E! News that there were no injuries and confirmed that he never made it into the house. But despite Paris' tweet, they have yet to comment on whether the man had any weapons on him at the time.
Luckily, Hilton's publicist was slightly more forthcoming.
"I can confirm that in the early hours of this morning an armed man with two kitchen knives attempted to break in to Paris Hilton's home when she was sleeping," Dawn Miller said. "The security cameras and alarm system were alerted and the police immediately came to the house and arrested the intruder who was attempting to break a window when they arrived.
"Paris is naturally shaken by the events but is unharmed and well. She is very thankful to her security team and the police for their swift and diligent response."
Still, as this is hardly an isolated incident, she may want to think about moving. Or at least about cutting back on the number of all-access home tours she gives to the media.
(Originally published on Aug. 24, 2010, at 8:24 a.m. PT)
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