Break-in at the Ed Sullivan Theater

Break-in at the Ed Sullivan Theater

There was a break-in at the Ed Sullivan Theater over the weekend.

James Whittemore – an aspiring actor from Harlem who performs under his stage name Jimmy Whittemore – broke into the lobby of the theatre building late on Saturday night.

It’s reported he urinated on the antique front doors (dating back to 1924) then smashed his way in through them into the lobby area and trashed everything inside.

DNAinfo.com reports “sources said that he knocked over stanchions, pulled objects from the walls and made his way into an unlocked office. There, he allegedly tossed around phones and printers”.

It’s reported James Whittemore was too drunk to remember what he did.

DNAinfo.com reports he’s “charged with third-degree burglary, a felony, and criminal mischief, is due back in court on Friday” for the offence. The website also has photos from the scene of the crime.

Letterman mentioned the break-in several times on the show last night and started his monologue with “How’d you folks get in?”, joked “I’m told now that Jay has an alibi” and made reference to Charlie Sheen. Dave also had “actual” surveillance footage from the Ed Sullivan Theater lobby showing the break-in featuring somebody familiar. A special Top Ten list was aired called “Top Ten Excuses of the Guy Who Broke Into the Ed Sullivan Theater”.

Monday’s monologue:

Top Ten:

DNAinfo.com – “Ed Sullivan Theater Burglarized by Harlem Singer, Cops Say”
DNAinfo.com – “Accused David Letterman Theater Vandal Arraigned”
New York Post – “Dave’s vandal a wreck”

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