TMZ Exclusive: Do Stars Get Special Treatment By the Cops?
11/12/2005 12:31 PM PT
TMZ shot exclusive video of a TV star flaunting what appears to be marijuana outside a Hollywood nightclub and then joking with police about it.
At around 3AM PST on November 2, Steve-O, who starred in MTV's 'Wild Boys' and 'Jackass,' left Mood, a club frequented by celebs, and immediately pulled out a plastic bag which appeared to hold a sizeable amount of marijuana. He removed the contents and said, "I've been smokin' pot all night!" Then he sniffed the contents of the bag several times in front of our camera.
A minute-and-a-half later, Steve-O approached an LAPD patrol car with two officers inside. One of the officers said, "We all saw you." Steve-O responds, "You saw me with the weed." At that point, Steve-O gives one of the officers a knuckle handshake, and says, "Of course I had a [either 'proper' or 'prop'] bag." One of the officers responds, "I'm not buyin' it." Steve-0 walks away, no questions asked.
When the TMZ cameraman asked Stevo-O what just happened, Steve-O said, "Oh, it's cool, man. They just wanted to make sure I didn't have that weed anymore."
The LAPD is investigating another incident captured by TMZ cameras, in which a group of young people including Paris Hilton encountered police after her 19-year-old boyfriend crashed her Bentley into a parked truck at early morning on Nov. 9. Police did not conduct a field-sobriety test and Hilton's party was free to leave. The LAPD has yet to confirm if the officers followed proper procedures that night.