Pippa Middleton had a wild time in Paris leading up to a friend’s now-infamous gun-pointing prank. The Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister attended a costume party the previous evening, complete with strippers, bondage costumes, little people and a fire-eater, to celebrate the 30th birthday of aristocrat Arthur de Soultrait, reports The Sun.
The next day, Middleton was photographed riding with three male friends in a convertible Audi when the car’s unidentified driver pointed what appeared to be a semi-automatic pistol at a photographer behind the car. The party’s host, de Soultrait, was reportedly in the backseat of the Audi convertible with his brother. It’s still unclear as to whether the gun was real or fake, though a photographer tells a French tabloid that it was only a toy.
“When the driver pulled out his plastic pistol, it was for a joke, to amuse. A few minutes later, when the vehicle had parked, I was able to touch the plastic weapon which the driver showed to me. It was possible to see that it was the kind of thing you would find in a toy shop,” he says.
The Sun also reports that police are studying pictures of the incident after receiving a formal complaint.
The prank comes just weeks on the heels of a deadly school shooting in Paris that left seven people dead, including four children.