NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — An aspiring actor who went on a destructive bender has admitted vandalizing the New York theater where David Letterman tapes his show.
James Whittemore pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor criminal-mischief charge. He has paid roughly $7,000 in restitution and gotten alcohol-abuse treatment. He won’t have to do jail time or probation.
The 23-year-old Whittemore went on an odd tear at the Ed Sullivan Theater after-hours last July.
Authorities say he smashed some of the theater’s glass doors and damaged pictures, phones and other items.
Whittemore told police he’d had at least a dozen beers and several shots and didn’t remember much about what happened. He says he’d had a rough day.
Letterman made light of the incident on that night’s “Late Show.”
Whittemore is now a Massachusetts deejay.
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