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Pia Zadora

SWAT Team Swarmed

After She Allegedly Chokes Son

6/3/2013 9:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


We now know why former Broadway star Pia Zadora was arrested in Vegas over the weekend ... she allegedly tried to choke out her son ... TMZ has learned.

Zadora -- who famously appeared in the Academy Award disaster scene in "Naked Gun 33⅓"  -- got into an argument Friday night with her 16-year-old son Jordan because he refused to go to bed at a timely hour.

Jordan told police he wanted to stay outside and talk to his stepbrother, so Zadora sprayed them with a hose to force them inside.

Jordan told cops his stepbrother tried to calm Pia down and she attacked him, punching him and scratching his face. 

An hour or 2 passed, and -- according to the police report -- Jordan tried calling 911.  He claims Pia tried to take his phone away, choking him in the process.

When cops arrived, they say everyone in the house -- Pia, her son and stepson, as well as her husband -- refused to come out to speak to them ... so SWAT formed a perimeter around the house.

Pia and her son Jordan eventually came out and spoke to police, and, according to the police report, Pia admitted she may have injured/scratched Jordan and her stepson during the scuffle ... but only by accident.


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Pia Zadora is a national treasure. Frank Sinatra personally chose her to sing those songs on the first "Phil" album and they are more beautifully executed than Streisand's best tracks. Were it not for Pia's reputation as an actress in sexually explicit films, these recordings would have gotten the place in music history that they deserve.

484 days ago


Pia Zadora was the first bra burner.

484 days ago

Mary P    

Something is missing. So the kids don't listen, she gets the hose. Then a couple hours pass and the kid decides to call 911? I'm thinking the kid did something else (not saying it would warrant a choking out of course) and TMZ only has the kid's side of it. Who waits a couple hours to call cops on their mom, when the chain of events started with the kids not listening to her?

484 days ago

Jimmy Stink Finger    

You are gonna watch "The Lonely Lady" or eeeeelse ! Ack ack...

484 days ago


She was the Ana Nicole of the 80's. Married a rich old man who bought her a golden globe award for best new female actress.

484 days ago


Geeze. Get a grip Pia!

484 days ago


She sounds like Kathy "Do you know were my man is" Lee.

484 days ago

Charlie Sheen's Watch    

Swat team right? When you grant Gov't too much authority - they will abuse you.

Watch your support for it - one day you'll be at the end of that abusive power. Liberal or Conservative.

484 days ago


Swat team for Pia? Something Orwellian about this.

484 days ago


I don't know how my mother didn't KILL me when I was 16. the way my 10 year old son acts, seriously not looking forward to that age. I am not going to judge this woman.

484 days ago


Yikes, she looks like an old Linda Blair. Oh, the perils of being a has been.

484 days ago

300 or so    

So this is what SWAT teams are for? Watch out people, this is a bad path to take.

484 days ago


She was the first person to be famous for no raeson at all. Short dumb and a Bitzh

484 days ago


She was the first person to be famous for no reason at all. Short dumb and a Bitzh

484 days ago


i DON'T know who she is.....

484 days ago
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