NEW YORK — Naomi Campbell has cleaned up her act — by getting down and dirty.
The catwalker was released Friday from a garbage-truck garage after completing five days of community service for assaulting her maid.
The British supermodel sauntered out of the Department of Sanitation facility in Manhattan just after 4 p.m., making her exit seconds after a garbage truck rolled through the area.
The pavement and chain-linked fence might as well have been a catwalk: With a subtle smile, she strutted through in a bare-shouldered, ankle-length shimmering gown and stiletto sandals, then stepped into her silver Rolls Royce and sped away as paparazzi snapped photographs.
Neighborhood residents came running to catch a glimpse of her, laughing and cheering a woman the media has often painted as a hothead.
“From what I understand, she was pleasant the entire time,” said Deputy Chief Albert Durrell, her boss for the week He said she successfully completed her service.
Her duties included sweeping garage floors, mopping and sweeping hallways, and scrubbing toilets, Durrell said.
He said Campbell showed up on time each of the five days, at 8 a.m., and worked until 4 p.m. For lunch, she and co-workers ordered pizza.
Slideshow: Celebrity Sightings The 36-year-old supermodel had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault for throwing a phone at her maid over a missing pair of jeans about a year ago.
Her maid, Ana Scolavino, required four stitches to her head, since the phone apparently was crystal-encrusted.
Campbell said it was an accident, because she did not intend to hit her.
Misdemeanor assault is punishable by up to a year in jail.
In an agreement negotiated with prosecutors, a Manhattan Criminal Court judge sentenced Campbell to the five days of community service, to take anger-management classes and to pay $363.32 in restitution to Scolavino, as well as covering her hospital bills.
A chauffeured Cadillac Escalade sport utility vehicle picked her up the other days.
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