Nicky Hilton was allegedly attacked outside a restaurant in West Hollywood by a homeless man and was forced to place him under citizen's arrest, according to reports.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ.com that a male transient pushed the heiress to the ground at the WeHo IHOP on Saturday about 5 a.m. Hilton reportedly got back to her feet and managed to make a citizen's arrest.
"I am placing you under citizen's arrest," Hilton reportedly told the man, according to Usmagazine.com.
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Police then showed up at the scene and cuffed the suspect, TMZ reported.
"One of our deputies was at the IHOP having a coffee break and noticed a waitress run outside because there was a commotion," Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, told Usmagazine.com.
Whitmore told the magazine that the arrest was a "dual effort by both Hilton and the two deputies."
Michael Broadhurst, 50, of Los Angeles, was cited for misdemeanor battery and was released, Whitmore said.
No injuries were reported, according to TMZ.com.