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Paparazzo - The Meltdown

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Paparazzo - The Meltdown is a Strangers and Freaks mission given to protagonist Franklin Clinton by Beverly Felton.


Playing as Franklin, the player enters a marked area in Downtown Vinewood. Upon entering the area, Franklin sees a sports car rush past with police cars in hot pursuit. Franklin calls Beverly, who informs him that the police are chasing actress Poppy Mitchell, who is supposedly high on illegal drugs. Beverly asks Franklin to follow the chase and to get a picture of the starlet. The chase takes place through Vinewood Hills and Downtown Los Santos before Mitchell crashes near Los Santos Police Headquarters. Mitchell staggers from her wrecked car, at which point she is approached and arrested by the pursuing officers. Franklin takes a picture of Mitchell with his phone, then sends the picture to Beverly. Last, Franklin leaves the scene.

Mission objectives

  • Pursue Poppy.
  • Send Beverly a photo of Poppy.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Thick of It - Stay close to Poppy throughout the chase.
  • DUI Diva - Snap Poppy after she's been cuffed.


Prattle Newspaper

"Wasted behind the wheel? Is Poppy Mitchell a young girl spiraling dangerously out of control? We certainly hope so. Police arrested her for drunk drinking earlier after a high-speed chase through the busy streets of Los Santos. For a self-proclaimed teetotal virgin, Poppy sure has done a lot of screwing and drinking this week. First an "entirely innocent" sex tape at the Gentry Manor Hotel, now an alcohol-fueled rampage through Vinewood. All-American girl, turned All-American slut, turned All-American nutjob. Don't worry, it's a well-trodden path, Poppy, and we'll hold your hand the whole through it."

Lifeinvader Posts

  • Beverly Felton - "You KILLED IT with that shot of Poppy, bro! That should fetch mega bucks! Just remember that any commission will have to be scaled on experience. What an industry, huh? Gotta love it."


  • It's possible to take Mitchell's unique Cognoscenti Cabrio right after she gets arrested and keep it for yourself. It is also worth noting that her car has one of the custom horns.
  • After crashing her car, Poppy agrees to have sex with the police officer who confronts and cuffs her, saying "I'll do ANYTHING you want!" just to have her sentence lowered.
  • An internet article after this mission confirms that this mission happens in the same week that Paparazzo - The Sex Tape.


The mission "Paparazzo - The Meltdown" starts at 14:49

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