UPDATED: 2:08p With details of why Hilton was already being investigated by Boca PD at Abe and Louie's.
UPDATE: 12:30p The Palm Beach Post finally reported this story, 19 hours after we broke the story, and several hours after Cox Newspapers — Palm Beach Post's owner — visited BocaNewsNow.com. The PB Post is also charging to read the story. We are free.
UPDATED: Monday, May 6th, 11:10a with arrest details and confirmation from our analytics that The Sun Sentinel, again, has taken news from BocaNewsNow.com. We broke this story Sunday evening. Our internal analytics report confirms that the Sun Sentinel visited our website and then posted this story as “breaking news” at 11am Monday morning, inexplicably identifying the victim of domestic battery in an article bylined by Brett Clarkson. Thanks, Sun Sentinel, for relying on BocaNewsNow.com.
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Conrad N. Hilton, 53, the grandson of Hilton hotels founder Conrad N. Hilton, was arrested by Boca Raton Police early this morning on a charge of battery.
The arrest report, obtained by BocaNewsNow.com, reveals that Hilton allgedly pushed his girlfriend — in plain view of a police officer — during an altercation at Abe and Louie's restaurant on Glades Road. The officer was investigating a report that Hilton's dinner companions were refusing to pay a $500+ dinner bill, claiming it should be go on the tab of a “Mr. Moe.” The restaurant told police there was no “Mr. Moe” with an account at the restaurant, and that the tab must be paid or police would be called. Hilton was a guest of the people refusing to pay.
The restaurant ultimately called the police. An officer was on the scene when he witnessed Hilton — allegedly — batter his girlfriend.
According to the arresting officer:
“I witnessed Conrad Hilton stand up from a seated position at the bar, grab (his girlfriend) by her shoulders and then push her causing her to take several steps back. I had a clear and distinct view of the incident through the front glass window. Hilton did not know I was present nor that I witnessed the battery at that point.”
Hilton's biography on the website for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation lists his work in West Palm Beach. Hilton's address at the time of his arrest is a condo on Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach.
Hilton was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail. He had not been permitted to check out as of Monday morning.
Here is his bio on the Hilton foundation's website:
Now serving on the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation board of directors, Conrad N. Hilton III has also contributed his talents on our staff as former vice president of information technology and special projects, program officer, and program associate.
Grandson of founder Conrad N. Hilton, he has spent more than two decades dividing his professional time between the corporate and nonprofit interests of the Hilton family.
He is a member of the board of directors of The Greater New Orleans Foundation and the West Palm Beach Local Green Initiative, and is a trustee of the Don Bosco Technical Institute. He formerly served on the boards of directors of the Michael Alan Rosen Foundation and Magenn Power.
Hilton earned his Bachelor of Science in Management degree from Pepperdine University. He serves on the board of the BEST Foundation for a Drug-Free Tomorrow and the governing board of the Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters.
(Second photo: Conrad N. Hilton, courtesy Greater New Orleans Foundation).