Charlie Sheen wins again! The Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department were certainly helping the controversial actor to win last Tuesday night, April 19th, by providing Sheen with a high speed escort from Dulles International Airport to downtown Washington to help him get to his scheduled performance at the DAR Constitution Hall on time. Sheen was running late to the performance after spending longer than expected at a child-custody dispute hearing with ex-wife Brooke Mueller at an L.A. courtroom earlier in the day. As soon as the hearing concluded, Sheen rushed back to Washington, D.C. on his private plane, but was still running about an hour late.
Somehow Sheen managed to secure a special police V.I.P. escort, normally reserved for heads of state, to help him get to his performance at the DAR Hall at 1776 D Street NW on time. The full police escort, which at times approached 80 mph, included blaring sirens, flashing lights, and multiple street closings. While he was being rushed through the streets of Washington by the police escort, Sheen sent a message on his iPhone via Twitter describing the situation and posted a photo taken inside the police escort SUV as well. The photo clearly shows the speedometer registering 80 mph as well as the lead police car in front with lights blazing.
In car with police escort in front and rear! Driving like someone’s about to deliver a baby! Cop car lights #Spinning!
– Charlie Sheen via Twitter
In spite of the high-speed police escort provided Sheen, he still was close to an hour late showing up on stage for the scheduled performance. “I just landed. We had a police escort and we ran more red lights than Brooke Mueller heading to a pawn shop,” Sheen said on his arrival.
Washington, D.C. City Councilman Phil Mendolson was the first to complain to Police Chief Cathy Lanier regarding Sheen’s unprecedented special treatment by the city’s police department. Lanier was apparently unaware that the police escort had been provided to Sheen. The department’s internal affairs unit has now opened up an official investigation into the situation. ”The incident was brought to our attention and MPD Internal Affairs is investigating the incident,” said department spokesperson Gwendolyn Crump.
Charlie Sheen is scheduled to perform tonight, Friday, April 22nd, in Tampa Bay, Florida at the St. Pete Times Union as part of his Violent Torpedo of Truth: Defeat is Not an Option Tour.
Contact the Author: DemianRussian@ArtsandEntertainmentPlayground.com