Snap Judgment

Pippa Caught in Gun-Pointing Scandal

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Philippa Middleton departs the Goring Hotel in London on April 30, 2011 in London, England.

The pristine year in the press for the Middleton sisters might be over. Duchess Kate’s younger sister, Pippa, was photographed in the passenger seat of a friend's convertible in Paris while the driver pointed a pistol at a photographer who was following the car. According to London paper The Sun, the maximum jail sentence for brandishing a weapon in public is seven years "for all parties involved." The French probably won't view the event mildly, in light of a recent string of killings that swept the city. Pippa was said to have been taken in for questioning, and the incident reportedly sent shock waves through Buckingham Palace.