Let’s face it: Charlie Sheen and the cops just don’t mix. Even when he’s not in trouble.
The internal affairs unit of the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department is investigating how Sheen ended up with a police escort worthy of a head of state—complete with blasting sirens, flashing lights and street closings—from Dulles International Airport to the downtown venue where he was scheduled to perform on Tuesday.
Maybe Congress should rename it the “District of Charlie.”
“The incident was brought to our attention and MPD Internal Affairs is investigating the incident,” police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump tells E! News.
After spending the early part of the day in an L.A. courtroom dealing with his custody mess, the ex-Two and a Half Men star took a private plane back to D.C. but was running an hour late for his Violent Torpedo of Truth Tour.
And for some reason he wound up with the VIP escort—which, in typical winning warlock fashion, he took to Twitter to brag about.
“In car with police escort in front and rear! Driving like someone’s about to deliver a baby! Cop car lights #Spinning!” Charlie tweeted along with a photo of his SUV’s speedometer hitting 80 mph as it barreled down the highway. (He’s since removed the tweet and image from his feed.)
The probe was prompted by City Councilman Phil Mendolson who complained to D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier on Thursday. Lanier was said to be unaware of Sheen’s special treatment.
Calls to Sheen’s rep were not immediately returned. Apparently Team Sheen has more important things to focus on—the tiger-blooded one has just launched his own mobile application called “The Masheen,” which is offering users 17 short videos and a fortune teller among other features (“the mind of Charlie Sheen in your pocket,” as his website proudly proclaims).
The app, which was approved last week by Apple, is now available on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad via iTunes for $2.99.
No word if it includes a police escort.