Sandra Bullock's neighbors complain about paparazzi, media swarming Orange County beach neighborhood
The marital problems between Sandra Bullock and Jesse James have brought the paparazzi down from Los Angeles to the couple's home in Sunset Beach, sparking complaints from some neighbors.
Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, said his agency had received at least seven calls from residents on the street where Bullock lives complaining about members of the media parking illegally and loitering.
Amormino said deputies were patrolling the area on a regular basis, but had found no violations.
“No one has been arrested,” he said. “We respond to every call and do patrols through there to make sure everybody is behaving. But so far it’s been uneventful."
Most of the 20 to 30 members of the media -- including paparazzi and print and broadcast reporters -- were stationed in a public parking lot adjacent to Bullock’s home in the Orange County beach town. And the lot has no time limit for parking, Amormino said.
“They have every right to be there,” he said. “There is really nothing we can do.”
Amormino said the media so far had been “very cooperative.”
“I know it’s probably annoying to the residents there, but they’re within their rights," he said.
-- Ann M. Simmons
Photo: Actress Sandra Bullock and Jesse James. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press