FILE - In this June 15, 2011 file photo, Paris Hilton arrives at the NBC Universal VIP party during the Cable Show in Chicago. Nathan Lee Parada was sentenced Wednesday, June 29, 2011 to two years in prison for attempting to break into the socialite's home last year. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)Associated Press
MALIBU, Calif. - Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man accused of violating a restraining order that bars him from being within 200 yards ofParis Hiltonor her home.
The sheriff's department says in a statement that someone called authorities Monday afternoon and reported a suspicious person standing on a beach looking into Hilton's Malibu home.
The caller recognized the man as James Rainford. He pleaded no contest to a battery charge in April after Hilton's then-boyfriendCy Waitswas attacked outside a courthouse.
Deputies responded to the call and were met by numerous paparazzi, who pointed to where Rainford was standing on the beach.
Rainford was arrested without incident for violation of a protective order and is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.