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New evidence proves Paris Hilton is as smart as a door knob

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The guy accused of robbing the homes of Hollywood celebrities said his gang accessed Paris Hilton’s home using the spare key she left under her door mat.

Nick Prugo, part of the gang dubbed the “Bling Ring”, told Good Morning America the 29-year-old was their first target because they considered her “dumb”.

“Like, who would leave a door unlocked? Who would leave a lot of money lying around?” he said.

He told Vanity Fair the front door key was left under a door mat.

“Stupid,” he said.

Prugo is one of five teens accused of robbing several celebrities in more than a dozen thefts that netted them millions in cash, clothes, jewelry and art in 2008 and 2009.

They used the internet to track down their victims’ homes and read about their movements.

The gang, made up of mostly teenage girls, were caught in November after CCTV footage from a break-in at Lindsay Lohan’s home was made public and police received a tip off about their identities.

Prosecutors in Los Angeles said the gang were obsessed with the celebrities.

Prugo said he and an accomplice took cash and other valuables from Hilton’s home which is situated in a private gated community.

Hilton didn’t realize she had been robbed until two months later when another raid on the house netted the thieves more than US$2 million worth of jewelry and other valuables.

Prugo also claimed that they found five grams of cocaine in her house which they also stole.

Other victims of the gang included British actor Orlando Bloom, actress Rachel Bilson and reality star Audrina Partridge.

Prugo told Good Morning America he got caught up in the robberies due to peer pressure.

“There was a definite thrill to it,” he said, explaining he was “just trying to keep my friends”.

Despite Prugo’s admissions to police and the public, he has pleaded not guilty.