Los Angeles - (Ass Mess): SHerrif Lee Baca has told the press he released heiress Paris Hilton because her ingrowing toenail was clearly a life-threatening condition.
"I feared her medical state would not cope with this trauma," Baca said, "so I let her go.
"Being a young, beautiful porno star had nothing to do with it.
"Neither did her Pa's campaign donation to my election last year."
Lee Baca was questioned by investigators over his questionable decision hours after a media furor at Hilton's preferential treatment.
"The decision to release Miss Hilton was made because of the severity of her medical condition," Baca insisted after hotly denying her parole release included a compulsory grope in the Sherrif's office.
"The medics said there no solution for her medical problem - none.
"D'ya know how threatening an ingrowing toenail could be to a beautiful young woman brought up to wear Manolo Blahniks?"
"As the sheriff of this county, I can't let any inmate die in our jails.
"If there's the smallest thing that I can do that solves the medical problem…, sure I'll do it!
"What's worth more? Serving time in jail for driving on a suspended driver's license or a horrible slow death because the toenail goes septic, maybe gangrenous, leads to blood poisoning, amputation, severe uncnotrollable bleeding and ultimately death?"