Last night, a terrified Kim Kardashian was tied up and gagged while armed thieves robbed her Paris apartment of $10 million in jewels. But the shocking crime could have been prevented, the reality star's former bodyguard tells RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview.
According to celebrity security guard and actor Steve Stanulis, who worked for Kardashian, 35, and husband Kanye West in New York City until May of this year, the mother of two "opened the doors" to robbery by flaunting her wealth and whereabouts on social media before the incident.
"The best way to get robbed is to go on Snapchat in front of the world and basically show everyone what you're wearing, what jewelry you have on, and where you are," Stanulis, 44, tells RadarOnline.com. "It's a criminal's playground."
As RadarOnline.com readers know, Kardashian showed off her designer clothes and $4 million engagement ring to fans in the hours before the late-night attack.
Stanulis, a former New York City police officer and now the head of high-end firm Silver Shield Security LLC, also recalls incidents where headstrong West, 39, ignored his security advice and put his family at risk.
"I would be waiting for him, and he would come out and tell the security team to take a taxi. We'd be separated," Stanulis recalls of his time with the egocentric rapper. "I would get stressed out."
West would also demand that the bodyguards stay at least 10 feet behind him while walking down the street, meaning Stanulis and his team would not be able to protect him in time from possible attackers.
"I don't think there's anybody in their camp that has the ability to say, "I don't know if you should be doing this, you don't have much security here," he reveals. "Unfortunately, this attack doesn't surprise me."
The safety expert was also shocked that Kardashian's main guard left her for the night to follow nightlife-loving sisters Kourtney and Kendall Jenner out to fashion week parties.
"If they had had the right person, this wouldn't have happened," he sums up. "If they weren't firing people who were properly trained, maybe this wouldn't have happened!"
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Stanulis infamously claimed he was fired by a "jealous" West for simply speaking to Kardashian at the Met Gala last May.
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