Image via WikipediaActor Charlie Sheen has had many run ins with the cops but most of them have been in the back of the the police car. Not in Washington, D.C., where Charlie Sheen got a police escort to help him get through traffic since he was running about an hour late for his show.
Charlie was so enthused with the unfolding of the events, that he tweeted a picture of the speedometer going 80 mph and exclaiming- “in car with Police escort in front and rear! driving like someones about to deliver a baby! Cop car lights.”
It is not uncommon for the police to help celebrities out whenever they are running late for a show or just getting away from the paparazzi.
There was an event that happened in Savannah, Georgia during the “Bennifer” era (Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck relationship for those of you who don’t know their nickname), where police escorts let the famous couple fly away from the media on the freeway while the police held back “all” the traffic so the couple could make a clean getaway.
There have been plenty of times that the paparazzi have been held illegally so that the celebrity, whomever it is, can go about their day without having to have their picture taken. All this done with the taxpayers money.
Although Charlie was so enthused to be escorted, the police that helped him out might be in major trouble over doing it. According to TMZ, there is an internal investigation underway to find out who approved the police escort for Charlie Sheen and it seems that someone will be in hot water over it.
If it wasn’t for Sheen tweeting the speedometer picture, the police would have gotten away with using taxpayers money to help a tardy celebrity make it to their event.