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This image provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows Miranda Tozier-Robbins who was arrested Thursday, April 16, on charges of tresspassing outside Britney Spears' Calabasas, Calif., home.
Access Hollywood
updated 4/17/2009 4:22:03 PM ET 2009-04-17T20:22:03

Miranda Tozier-Robbins, the 26-year-old woman who was arrested by authorities on Thursday after allegedly peering into the windows of Britney Spears’ Southern California home, has claimed the incident was “a joke.”

“The whole thing — it was all a joke in the beginning, everybody knew about it,” the woman, who claims to be a student at the Art Institute of California, told Billy Bush for Access Hollywood and “The Billy Bush Show” on Friday. “It was supposed to be like a ‘Paparazzi 101’ documentary type deal.”

During the interview Friday morning, Tozier-Robbins claimed she chose to venture on to Spears’ Calabasas, Calif., property — where the pop star’s security spotted, detained and turned her over to the police — on a whim.

“What originally was supposed to happen was, I was going to tape whatever I could get. I would be like, far away doing a stakeout,” Tozier-Robbins told Bush. “It didn’t work out as planned, so when I was already halfway there in the mountains (around Britney’s home), it was already Wednesday night/Thursday morning ... I already knew Britney herself wouldn’t be there, but it’s like, I came that far, I might as well go see the house, at least get the house on tape, because I know people would be interested in seeing stuff like that.”

Slideshow: The Spears years At one point Tozier-Robbins told Bush she believed Spears would not be home, despite having concerts in the Los Angeles area this week. However, Tozier-Robbins later seemed to suggest to Bush that she had a hunch Spears would be at her residence.

“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, you understand? She’s coming through on the tour, on the stop, it’s like take your chance. Take the opportunity, do it,” she laughed.

When asked whether she was a stalker, Tozier-Robbins said it was OK to use the word.

“Yeah, sure. That would be a fair term to use. Tracking, stalking, whatever, for a couple weeks long,” she said. “It wasn’t really stalking her, it was more plotting out how to get to her house.”

Tozier-Robbins is due in court on June 16 to answer to charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct.

In the meantime, she told Bush she plans to finish her film.

“The next thing really is the footage that I got. I just wanna finish putting together the little documentary showing, you know —  ‘Oh, we’re walking through the woods, the mountains. Oh! I have the flashlight,’” she said. “I mean it was just more kind of the fun ... the adventure.”

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