The boyfriend of MTV star Stephanie Pratt was taken down by police when he tried to get out of a parking ticket by apparently driving over a cop's foot in his $257,000 Ferrari 458.
The New York Daily News reports 28 year old Julien Chabbott wasn't too pleased when he left SoHo's trendy Mercer Hotel Saturday and saw a police officer writing him a ticket for illegally parking in a 'no standing' zone. Chabbott, boyfriend of Stephanie Pratt star of the MTV show 'The Hills', got into his car while the officer continued to write the ticket. He started the quarter-million dollar vehicle and began inching the Ferrari forward. But when the officer stepped in to try to block him, apparently putting his foot under the front wheel, it appears the car rolled right over the cop's foot.
The infuriated officer slammed his hand against the car window yelling, “You run down my f------ foot!” He yanked open the car door, slamming it into a cab before pulling Chabbott from the vehicle. A fellow officer held one of the man's legs in the air as Chabbott fell to the ground. Police then cuffed him.
17-year old Damian Morys, of Queens, was admiring the Ferrari Spider when the confrontation began and decided to record it on video. Morys tells the Daily News, “I couldn’t believe it, he can afford a $300,000 Ferrari; he should have just taken the ticket.”
Police say before the video begins, Chabbott had tried to grab the ticket book from the officer and ignored orders to stay on the sidewalk.
But other witnesses at the scene didn't quite see it that way. The Daily Mail says witnesses claim the car was parked legally in the hotel's valet zone and the hotel had approved the Ferrari to be parked there. The Smoking Tire website says the valet had given the man his keys but when Chabbott saw the officer writing up the ticket he complained to the valet who went over to talk to the police. When that didn't work, the valet went into the hotel to get a manager, and that's when the car owner decided he would let them sort it out and got into his car to leave.
Chabbott was taken away in a police cruiser while his Reality TV star girlfriend drove off in the Ferrari.
AMNY reports Chabbott pleaded not guilty Sunday to charges of assault and obstructing government administration. A judge set bail at $1500.
A spokesman for the NYPD says the officer was treated for a swollen foot.