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Paris Hilton and that problematic purse [poll]

September 2, 2010 |  7:49 pm

Paris-hilton-shoes Paris Hilton reportedly told friends Saturday that the purse she was toting during her arrest the night before belonged to a friend. On Monday, her story allegedly shifted: Paris' purse, yes; Paris' cocaine, no. Heck, even if it had been gum, it wasn't hers.

But a Twitpic the heiress posted in July would seem to suggest the Chanel bag -- seen in paparazzi pictures of the Las Vegas traffic stop that resulted in Hilton's arrests on a felony drug possession charge -- indeed belonged to her.

The likely ruling-out of the "not mine" explanation seems to bring us back to the more sophisticated "I didn't notice the leftover packet of powdery white stuff in the bag when I jammed my big wad of cash into it" argument. Who knows? It's a pretty huge purse, with lots of room for losing things.

Is it just us, or is that illegal search defense looking better and better? 

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Whether it was actually Paris Hilton's purse the night she was arrested is a matter of some debate, but we can pretty much guarantee these are Paris Hilton shoes. She launched her spring line Aug. 18 in Las Vegas. Credit: Ethan Miller / Getty Images for Paris Hilton Shoe Collection

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