David Letterman’s Studio Trashed

 

A drunk man broke into David Letterman’s studio early Sunday morning and trashed the place.

At 7 a.m., an intoxicated James Whittemore was arrested for burglary and criminal mischief charges after he allegedly broke into the Ed Sullivan theater where Letterman’s shows are taped. He is also accused of at least $2,000 in damages.

James Whittemore, being walked into the Midtown North Precinct

James Whittemore, being walked into the Midtown North Precinct

Nothing was reported missing from the theater but there was extensive damage to the entrance and the foyer. A metal bar on the glass door at the Broadway entrance was pried open. Trash cans and the stanchions for velvet ropes at the lobby were knocked over and in disarray. The vestibule was also said to be damaged.

The exact studio where David Letterman stages his show was padlocked so Whittemore was not able to get in.

Broken Glass Door at Ed Sullivan Theater

Broken Glass Door at Ed Sullivan Theater

Whittemore, a 22 year old New Yorker, was brought into the Midtown North Precinct. He was also brought to a hospital due to a cut on his forehead.

CBS and Worldwide Pants said in a joint statement Sunday: “We were notified that NYPD apprehended an intruder who gained access and vandalized the lobby of the Ed Sullivan Theater this morning. The Late Show’s set was not accessed, however, and the show will be taping as usual tomorrow. We are grateful for the NYPD’s quick and effective response.”

Meanwhile, Dependable Glass, a Brooklyn glass repair company have sent their employee to the theater to fix the six doors with broken glass.

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