On Sunday, in the early hours of the morning, the police arrested a drunk and unemployed actor after trashing a lobby of the David Letterman’s studio at Ed Sullivan’s Theater. James Whittemore felt a bit disturbed by the fact that he couldn’t fine his cell phone after the hangover. The next day when he showed up in court he said he does not remember anything.
Here’s a recipe to find your missing phone: trash some celebrity studio. Of course, this will not bring you your phone back, at least not immediately, but it will draw attention of the media upon you. And the police’s. You might get a celebrity job, like a reality TV star and the phone you originally lost might be replaced by a trendier one in no time. Well, we don’t know what the long-term outcome is for the case of the following character in the article. What we know for sure is that he is in police custody at this point.
In the early hours of the morning, on Sunday, James Whittemore woke up after a wild night out, in the middle of the street, just outside the Ed Sullivan Theater, where David Letterman’s Late Show studio is. The unemployed actor, who is 22 years old, realized, a few moments after, that he lost his mobile phone. According to the police reports, he went into a rage state, trashing the lobby of the Theater kicking and urinating on them. The police officers declared that the man woke up at 7 a.m. after leaving a bar at 5:30 p.m. He was “caught on surveillance video urinating on one of the theater’s lobby glass doors.” The video also showed him “dropping to the ground and placing a stanchion across his throat” so he would look like a victim.
The police took him into custody and charged him with burglary and criminal mischief. The authorities estimated the damage he caused at about 5,000 dollars. “He destroyed phones and printers” stated prosecutor Gregory San Germano. Whittemore’s lawyer, Eric Williams, says that his client “was highly intoxicated and does not recall how he got there. He said he doesn’t remember much of anything”.