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Paris' Boyfriend -- Cited for Hit-and-Run

9/30/2010 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paris Hilton's boyfriend was cited for hit-and-run last night ... after he hit a photog with a Bentley and then just drove off.

Cy Waits hit and run.
It all went down as paparazzi swarmed the car as Paris and Cy Waits left Boa in West Hollywood.  The posse of paparazzi was all over the car, when suddenly Cy accelerated, knocking a photog down.

The couple took off after the hit and the photog called the cops. Paramedics were also called and took the female photog to a local hospital.

0930_paris_video_smallWe're told at some point later, Cy came back, sans Paris, and spoke with police.

Law enforcement sources tell us Cy was cited for hit-and-run, then allowed to leave.

And get this ... sources say Paris is saying, "The pap is making up injuries."

Law enforcement sources also tell us they're looking into all of the photogs, because flashing the lights could have blinded the driver ... which may constitute interfering with the operation of a motor vehicle --  which is also a crime.

UPDATE: Sources close to Cy tell us ... Waits is adamant that he was not cited for hit-and-run. Instead, Waits believes the photographer placed him under citizen's arrest -- and cops were obligated to sign the citizen's arrest form.

Sources also tell us Cy wasn't aware that he struck the photog until after he drove away ... but once he found out -- via text message -- he immediately called the police himself to follow up and eventually returned to the scene.

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31.

David    

stardom comes with the paps...deal with it

Doesn't give them the right to break the law. Can they be cited for at least jaywalking?

1380 days ago
32.

Grandma Cracker    

Isn't her creepy boyfriend a known drug offender? Probation violation! As far as the pap goes, obnoxious yes, but adored by Paris. If you run over somebody, it's usually a good idea to hang around and talk to the cops, even if you are not at fault. Dummy turned something into a bad thing for himself that would have been a non-issue for him if he had half a brain. Stupid people with lots of money are really scary....

1380 days ago
33.

pat    

What the hell is the California judicial system waiting for?

Just institute a 20 foot barrier between these ****roaches and celebrities. End of problem.

Lord knows they all have the necessary lenses to take the same picture they get when they swarm a car.

It's just common sense. No?

1380 days ago
34.

Rikwes    

Those guys had that coming to them. When you see how they swarm these celebs I'd go off the deep end as well. I'm wondering if a TMZ reporter ever stops and wonders what it's like for the CELEB to undergo the pestering by you folks.

I saw footage of reporters standing outside Ronson's appartment recording a - very private- argument Lindsay Lohan was having with her girlfriend and thought that was sickening. You guys criticize these celebs for going ballistic but never ever wonder what you're contributing to that mental state .Princess Diana even died due to that pestering. Well done, another notch!!

To top it all you're now blaming that guy for losing his cool .YOU would lose your cool as well ....

1380 days ago
35.

Ty    

Retarded pap. He should get fined for being a freaking annoying douchebag and throwing himself under cars.

1380 days ago
36.

Freaks!    

That pap is a woman? Yikes!

The paps are definitely not known for high IQs. Hey paps, cars=BIG & dangerous. I hope this tip doesn't overwhelm your brain.

1380 days ago
37.

candycube    

Here is a marveolous idea why don't you freaking keep a safe distant while taking your pictures and stay out of the road when a vehicle is attempting to move! I learned that in 1st grade! Are paps STUPID that they cant figure that out?

1380 days ago
38.

pat    

No sympathies here. You stand in front of a car, you have a great chance to get hit. That is what these 'paps' do they get in front of the cars to slow the car down in order to get the shot of film that with make the paps money. I would have had a 'Cow Catcher' in front of my car.

1380 days ago
39.

snodgrass    

Clearly the paps think they are above the law. You aren't supposed to stand in front of a moving car in the road or you can get run over, like what happened to this idiot. I would sue her for emotional distress for jumping in front of my car thus getting hit by the car.
Time for the celebrities to strike back in the wallets of the paps who make a living making celebrities miserable every time they leave their homes.

1380 days ago
40.

Mr Baxter    

Don't stand in front of a moving car if you don't want to get hit, idiot. What a s***bag, clearly wants a payday out of this.

1380 days ago
41.

cindi    

if you are taking pics of some one, expecially if they dont want you too, and you are with in a few feet of the car not only do you deserve to be hit but you should pay for the damages to the car, tmz, *** perez hilton and many others should stand back and leave people the flock alone.

1380 days ago
42.

Leeta    

C'mon!!! She gets right up putting all of her weight on her "bad" foot! What a lyin' rat! Serves you right for taking moldy pictures of moldy celebs

1380 days ago
43.

TrueDat    

Calling EMS for that? What a waste of LA EMS times, resources and money. For his lawsuit, he's got all the footage (ha!) he needs as well as his pap bros to testify. Oh wait, he has no doctor or insurance so he needs the city and cty to pick up that bill.....

1380 days ago
44.

DANA    

wow he took his whole foot under the wheel
LOL

1380 days ago
45.

Harvey's Momma    

Why aren't the paps chasing around my son and his gay lover? Now those are pics we'd like to see.

1380 days ago
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