The drama — which played out like a storyline from the hit show — unfolded earlier today as Parker, 47, prepared to board a United flight from Oslo to Newark, New Jersey with her team.
The shoplifter was arrested by Norwegian police and detained for snatching two pairs of glasses from an airport boutique just before the lunchtime flight departed, Norwegian police attorney Jom Letnes told Celebuzz.
“The woman who was arrested was with Sarah Jessica’s party and she was found in possession of two pairs of glasses that she had taken from an airport shop,” said Letnes.
“Police officers prevented her from boarding the flight and she was taken for questioning where she accepted a fine of 8000 Krones ($1420.03 U.S. dollars) before being released.
“The original flight was delayed and Miss Parker’s party left without her,” he added. “I understand the woman concerned is still in Norway, but she is now free to leave the country.”
Letnes said he does not expect that the shoplifter will be prosecuted further.
Officials are not releasing the name of the woman who was caught after an eagle-eyed shop assistant spotted her taking the glasses without paying for them, the attorney added.
Parker and her team had been in Norway to attend the annual Noble Peace Prize Concert that she helped co-host alongside actor Gerard Butler on Tuesday night.
A spokesperson from the Nobel Institute confirmed the shoplifter does not work for the organization, according to TMZ: ‘This individual (shoplifter) is not an employee of and has no connection to the Nobel Institute, which awards the Peace Prizes and presents the Peace Prize Concert,” the rep said.
“She is a freelance make-up artist who was contracted by an outside agency that specialized in that area.”
A United Airlines spokesperson confirmed to Celebuzz that Flight 39 from Oslo to Newark had been delayed for about 45 minutes due to “airport conditions.”
A rep for Parker had no comment, but added “it was not her assistant which has been reported erroneously.”
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