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Failed Actor

Arrested for Trashing 'Letterman' Theater

7/11/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A drunken, 22-year-old aspiring actor broke in to the famed Ed Sullivan Theater where David Letterman's "Late Show" tapes and caused $5,000 worth of damage.

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Jimmy Whittemore (above) was busted early Sunday morning after police say he kicked in the theater's glass doors, trashed the box office and lobby, turned over garbage cans and knocked over velvet rope stands. He also allegedly trashed pictures, fans, telephones, and printers among other property.

The Letterman stage is padlocked so Whittemore couldn't get inside.

Whittemore was hospitalized briefly after his arrest for a cut on his head and was later charged with burglary and criminal mischief.

Cops say Whittemore has no direct connection to Letterman or the studio and blamed it all on alcohol.

UPDATE: Whittemore was arraigned this morning and charged with Burglary in the Third Degree and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. He is being held on $6,000 bond and his next court date is July 15.

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E    

"For someone who used to post videos of themselves dancing in their kitchen on myspace he sure has done a great job in exceeding no ones expectations."

Hah! Very clever. Funny, and good character illustration;-)

1013 days ago
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DanDW    

Kathy "....I believe that people do things "on alcohol" that they would have done anyway--but it makes a nice excuse for them, so they think...."

You simply can’t say that about a very powerful psycho active drug like alcohol. Alcohol leads to and is attributed to numerous deaths and injuries every year. This would not of occur if people drank responsibly.

1003 days ago
48.

DanDW    

Kathy "...13 days ago I believe that people do things "on alcohol" that they would have done anyway--but it makes a nice excuse for them, so they think..."

You simply can’t say that about a very powerful psycho active drug like alcohol. Alcohol leads to and is attributed to numerous deaths and injuries every year. This would not of occur if people drank responsibly.

1003 days ago
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