Fans may be inundating Paris Hilton with fan mail during her stay at a California correctional facility for driving on a suspended license, but it’s safe to say that few, if any, of her Beverly Hills neighbors are among the fawning letter writers.
According to the New York Post, several of Hilton’s neighbors have come forward to criticize Paris’s treatment of her pets. Shelby Segall, Hilton’s next-door neighbor, told The Post that she treats her animals “horribly. They are always getting out and running around the neighborhood.”
“She had a little orange kitty about a year ago that kept getting out and we kept telling her it was outside,” Segall says. “She didn’t seem like she cared, and then one day the cat got run over in the middle of the street and died. Not long after, little [Chihuahua] Tinkerbell came to my door and I left a note on her gate. Her assistant came over frantic and tried to offer me a $40 reward. I said, ‘Don’t insult me.’”
Another neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous, also had a bone to pick with Hilton. “I found two little Chihuahuas of hers running up and down the street with cars and people going up and down. I put them in my bathroom and called Paris. Her assistant answered and said, ‘You can’t drop them off! Miss Hilton isn’t home!’ She took three hours to come get them, although she only lives five houses away.”
Hilton will be released from jail this week. Hilton has reportedly received more mail than any other prisoner in the history of the Los Angeles County jail system. Prison officials have asked Hilton’s manager to pick up 20 crates of letters.