Normally, we’re used to the idea of celebrities being above the law. For example, after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars while millions of people watched live, there were quite a few discussions at home as audiences wondered how quickly they’d be escorted out and even arrested if they did something similar.
However, not all celebs got off as easy as Smith when they were caught breaking the law on camera! Which celebs are we talking about? Read on to discover some very incriminating photos and videos of celebs who broke the law and were caught on camera!
Texting while driving is pretty serious. In fact, it’s a great way to get yourself and others killed. But Lindsay Lohan apparently didn’t get that memo and was caught texting from behind the wheel. Not only is California super strict about this, but she had only recently gotten out of rehab as well.
The sight of a celebrity laughing off a parking ticket may make you think she is just out of touch. But at the time she got this ticket, Wilde was expecting a child with Jason Sudeikis and walking her little dog Paco. She clearly had a lot on her mind and ended up snagging the parking ticket with a Zen-like smile.
Perhaps the lowest point in Justin Beiber’s life was busted for a DUI in Miami. He actually resisted arrest, spent some time in jail, and tried, badly, to pass a sobriety test with pushups in a video that went viral. He seems to have cleaned up his life now, but his grinning mugshot may actually haunt him forever.
You can decide whether this is any better than texting from behind the wheel, but the paparazzi snagged a photo of Kris Jenner chatting on the phone while driving. This is illegal, but maybe she thought she was on her TV show, where characters chat while driving rather frequently?
David Beckham got caught red-handed playing with his phone while driving a motorcycle (something we didn’t even think was possible). After this evidence came to light, he was actually banned from driving for six months. It’s probably for the best: if he got into a wreck on that motorcycle, “bend it like Beckham” would have an entirely different meaning!
Obviously, some celebs are less concerned about consequences than others. For example, Eva Longoria isn’t just chatting on her phone while driving, but she is doing it next to a cop! But considering that he didn’t ticket or arrest her, maybe she was right to be unconcerned.
Alessandra Ambrosio is another star busted for chatting on her cellphone while behind the wheel. But maybe this supermodel is just convinced her pretty face will keep her out of trouble with the cops? So far, that strategy seems to have worked out!
Kim Kardashian has been caught on camera several times being pulled over by police while driving. This photo above is one such incident. The video below captures another time she was pulled over after snagging groceries at Ralph’s. And in a previous incident, she got a ticket from a bike cop that she failed to talk her way out of!
Wait, can’t Alfred make calls for him? Batman Begins star Christian Bale was caught driving while chatting on his cellphone. Just call him “Chatman.” Although with Bale’s love of method acting, maybe we’ll later find out he was just burying himself in another quirky role.
Kylie Jenner lives a pretty fast-paced life, but that doesn’t give her a license to speed. And when this Miami cop pulled Jenner over for speeding, the reality star looked quite pouty. To make matters worse, she had just turned 16, and this incident cemented the idea that maybe she wasn’t ready to be behind the wheel.
Paris Hilton is another actor that likes to go fast (and no, we’re not talking about that infamous video). In Los Angeles, she was busted for driving 42 miles-per-hour in a 25 mile-per-hour zone. In addition to the ticket, Hilton got a warning about driving too fast through residential areas.
Minka Kelly starred in Almost Human, and she loves to stay fit for the camera. But during a trip to a West Hollywood gym, she left her Audi Q5 parked a little too long in the parking bay. She came out to a parking ticket but didn’t seem to think it was a big deal.
Jeremy Piven was weaving his Mercedes in and out of traffic before getting pulled by the LAPD. The only thing weirder than his driving behavior is his insane grin while talking to the officer. Sorry, Jeremy, I don’t think a winning smile gets you out of this!
Miley Cyrus has worked hard to escape her old image as a Disney star, but it looks like that bad girl persona extends to playing with her phone while driving. Let’s hope her car doesn’t “come in like a wrecking ball” to any pedestrians or gas stations along the way!
This wasn’t Melanie Griffith’s first parking ticket and it’s not likely to be her last. Maybe that is why she is rocking a tight grimace as she yanks it off her front windshield like that?