Party crasher back

New York Post - - NEWS -

PRIYANTHA De Silva, the in­fa­mous crim­i­nal New York party crasher who in­fil­trated so­ci­ety soirees through a se­ries of imag­i­na­tive frauds, is ap­par­ently back at it again. De Silva was spot­ted this week at a bash for Po­laroid’s 80th an­niver­sary “creep­ing out young fash­ion­istas [and] claim­ing he was an Os­car-win­ning pro­ducer.” De Silva, who went to jail for fourth-de­gree grand lar­ceny, was busted in 2010 at the El­iz­a­beth Se­ton Pe­di­atric Cen­ter’s gala for buy­ing a $150 ticket to get in and then a $1,500 Prada bag dur­ing the event’s silent auc­tion with a fake Bank of Amer­ica credit card. His pre­vi­ous play­book at Man­hat­tan events also in­cluded pos­ing as high­pow­ered ed­i­tors and as the pro­ducer of the Os­car-win­ning movie “Crash.” But, de­spite his stint in jail, he doesn’t ap­pear to have learned his les­son. “One group of girls he was talk­ing to at the Po­laroid party said he was re­ally creepy,” said a guest who rec­og­nized De Silva. “An­other pair of women said he had told them he’d won sev­eral Os­cars for Best Pic­ture! Crazy.” Yet an­other un­sus­pect­ing guest at the Po­laroid party, thrown with pho­tog­ra­pher Ryan McGin­ley (who has no con­nec­tion to the crasher), claims De Silva told her “he works with Lady Gaga!” Party peo­ple, be on the look­out. You have been warned.

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