|UCLA Student has Old Paris Hilton Cell Number|
|Associated Press NewsWire (email@example.com)|
Fri, 06 Jul 2007 22:19:21 -0500
For months, Shira Barlow's cell phone was flooded with wrong-number|
calls and text messages, mostly between 2 and 4 a.m. on weekends. Told
they had reached a college student, callers refused to believe it.
"Baby girl, how are you?" one man purred in a foreign accent. "Why are
As in Paris Hilton.
Barlow's story began on Valentine's Day during a night out with
Barlow had been given a recycled phone number that used to be
Just after Barlow got her new phone close to Hilton's Feb. 17
Then came the day Hilton was sentenced to jail after violating
"People were scared for her," Barlow said.
The phone traffic trailed off when Hilton entered jail last month. But
"It's disgusting how they treated you in there, but once again you
Barlow said she has resisted the temptation to pose as Hilton to get
Barlow plans to keep the number because she says it has been a greater
"It was really out of convenience," she added. "I didn't want to
Copyright 2007 The Associated Press.
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