Sheriff Should Have Belted Paris

2/22/2008 1:49 PM PST
A Los Angeles County Sheriff helped protect Paris Hilton from paps last night -- but didn't do anything to save her from herself.

The deputy ordered paps to back away from Hilton's waiting ride, but after clearing the way -- he said nada when Paris and her entourage piled into the back seat -- sitting on each other's laps sans seat belts. Seems this has happened before.