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Shaun White Arrested In Nashville

Submitted by on September 18, 2012 – 1:59 pm Comments

Shaun White Booking PhotoBeing a Nashville native myself, I took special interest in this next story. The Olympic gold medal winning snowboarder, Shaun White, AKA The Flying Tomato, is now facing multiple charges of vandalism and public intoxication after he destroyed a Nashville hotel phone and then wound up in the hospital after he hit his head.

Police officers received a call around 2 AM at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel on Sunday when a drunk man pulled a fire alarm which forced the hotel to evacuate all the guests. That drunk man just so happened to be none other than White. A Loews employee also reported that they had seen White destroy one of the hotel’s phones.

White tried to get away from the hotel in a cab just before he was stopped by a guest of the hotel who told the driver of the cab that the police had been called. The police stated that White then kicked at the man before taking off. The man proceeded to chase white and the two collided when White whipped back around. White fell backwards and then hit his head on a fence.

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White, who is a world renowned skateboarder, appeared to be very drunk. The officers gave him the opportunity to sign the misdemeanor citations, but White refused. One of the officers stated that White pretty much put himself in jail by refusing to sign the citations. A Baptist Hospital spokeswoman stated that White had been treated there at the hospital and was released later on Monday just before he was arrested and booked by Metro Nashville Police. The police released White’s mug shot, which shows him a little beat up with a black eye.

White was released yesterday afternoon and now has a court date set for October 10th. As of now, his manager has no comments on the situation. The hotel guest who chased White down has declined to press charges.Shaun White

White has won two Olympic gold medals, one in Turin at the 2006 Olympics and again in 2010 at the Vancouver Olympics. He is widely known action sports star all around, skateboarding during the summer months, and snowboarding during the winter. He has a multimillion dollar clothing line and also his very own video game which grew last year when his company began selling his own skateboards, bikes, and other equipment. White has done quite well during the Winter X Games also, and has won medals every single year starting in 2002. He has recently made headlines for dating the model Bar Refaeli.

White sent out a message on Facebook apologizing for his actions. “I want to apologize for the unwise choices I made over the weekend and for any inconvenience it caused my family, friends, business partners, the hotel and their guests.” White said that he had been celebrating a happy occasion with family and friends and that he just got carried away. He had been attending the wedding of his friend, musician, Patrick Carney.

Keaven Neely

Keaven is a stay at home mother of two little girls. She writes her blog This Mama Is Crazy and also sells her arts and crafts on her Etsy site. Writer of “The No BS Zone”

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