Second Man Arrested For Late Show Theater Burglary


NEW YORK CITY, New York ~ (AP) ~ For the second time in less than a week, a second man has smashed through the doors of the Ed Sullivan Theater, home of the ‘Late Show With David Letterman’.

According to the NYPD, 42-year-old Alvin Moore from Sebring, Florida was arrested around 1:00am on July 14th on charges of burglary and criminal mischief, and was also accused of tussling with a security guard and doing $1,500 in damages. He suffered minor injuries after he was knocked on the head by the guard, who armed himself with a golf club. Moore told police that he was angry at the late-night show host because he hadn’t responded to several demo tapes he had sent to the show.  He told investigators he was aware of the previous break-in and thought he could get attention. Moore was treated and released on bail.

In the first incident, 22-year-old James Whitmore was arrested on July 10th and accused smashing through the theater doors while in a drunken rage. Whitmore was arraigned and charged with $5,000 in damages; his lawyer says the thespian doesn’t recall the incident. Also of note, the same repairman returned on Thursday to fix the doors a second time.

Photo credit: John Paul Filo/CBS

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