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James Rainfords mug shot, released by the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department. He was arrested on July 4, 2011 outside Paris Hiltons Malibu home. / Paris Hilton talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com about her show The World According To Paris in May 2011. - Provided courtesy of OTRC / Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department

Paris Hilton stalker arrested outside her Malibu home

07/04/2011 by Willian Avila

Authorities on Monday arrested a man accused of violating a restraining order to stay away from Paris Hilton.

Deputies received a call about a man on the beach who was looking into her Malibu home on Pacific Coast Highway about 4:30 p.m. When they arrived, paparazzi directed them to the suspect, who turned out to be 36-year-old James Rainford.

Rainford was arrested without incident and was being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

The caller said he believed the suspicious man was the same man he recently saw on the news, who attacked Hilton's then-boyfriend, Cy Waits.

Rainford attacked Waits on April 27 as he and Hilton walked into a courthouse (see video) concerning another case regarding Hilton. Hilton's bodyguards tackled Rainford, who the heiress said was her "stalker."

Rainford was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor battery on a person. He pled no contest and was sentenced to 227 days in jail. He was released on May 20 after serving 24 days behind bars.

In January, Rainford pleaded no contest to civil assault after he was arrested for trying to contact Hilton at her home in the Hollywood Hills. That plea stemmed from an arrest in October for sneaking past a security gate at Hilton's home on a bicycle, knocking on her front door and trying to fight off her security guards.

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