Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Shaun White Arrested
The Olympic snowboarder faces charges of public intoxication and vandalism after some drama that went down at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel at 2 a.m. on Sunday.
A drunk person, apparently White, started the ruckus by pulling a fire alarm, causing the hotel to evacuate all guests. An employee then witnessed White destroying a hotel telephone, according to police. When the "Flying Tomato" tried to leave the scene, shit — as they might say — got real:
White reportedly attempted to flee the hotel in a cab but a citizen prevented the cab from leaving, telling the driver he was calling police. When White overheard their conversation, he allegedly kicked the citizen and fled on foot. The citizen reported that he chased White until White turned and ran into him apparently causing White to fall backwards and strike his head against a fence.
White is now free on his own recognizance. None of his several sponsors have commented on the arrest.