Updated 07/10/2011 05:44 PM
Manhattan Man Charged With Break-In At Ed Sullivan Theater
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A Manhattan man was arrested early Sunday and charged with breaking into the historic Ed Sullivan Theater in Midtown, where the "Late Show With David Letterman" is taped.
James Whittemore, 22, was charged with burglary and criminal mischief.
Police arrived at the Broadway theater around 7 a.m. Sunday, found Whittemore inside the lobby and ordered him to come out.
Investigators say Whittemore was drunk, kicked in the front door's window, crawled inside the lobby, broke all the front doors' windows and then trashed an office on the ground floor.
Authorities say Whittemore did not have access to the studio of the "Late Show."
Worldwide Pants, Letterman's production company, and CBS released a joint statement thanking the New York City Police Department for its "quick and effective response" and said the "Late Show" will continue taping as scheduled Monday.
The theater, which opened in 1927, was where the "Ed Sullivan Show" was filmed back in the 1960s.