Nicky Hilton Is Not to Be Messed With

By: Betsy Waldman / February 23, 2009

Nicky Hilton should consider moonlighting as a bodyguard.

TMZ reports that the 25-year-old younger sister of Paris Hilton was assaulted by a transient man yesterday, but instead of taking the attack sitting down, she took the law into her own hands.

The alleged incident took place at approximately 5 a.m. outside an IHOP restaurant in West Hollywood. According to police, the assailant knocked her to the ground. But Hilton, perhaps emboldened by IHOP coffee coursing through her veins, quickly rose to her feet and detained her attacker until police arrived and arrested the suspect.

When the cops arrived, the alleged assailant told them that he was Hilton’s boyfriend.

Maybe he confused himself with Chris Brown?

Hilton was not injured in the incident.