Sarkozy Son in Trouble for Chucking Marbles at Cop

Louis apologizes for striking female gendarme
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Mar 13, 2012 1:05 AM CDT
Louis Sarkozy, right foreground, rabble rouser.   (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

(Newser) – Not the best move for the son of a law-and-order candidate: French President Nicolas Sarkozy's 14-year-old boy is in trouble for chucking marbles—and a tomato—at a female gendarme at the Elysée presidential palace. Louis apparently decided to pelt the cop on guard across the street as he horsed around with some pals. One marble hit the cop on the cheek. She filed an incident report, but didn't want to make a big stink about it. Louis, however, has apologized, reports the Guardian. The teen was visiting from the US, where he lives with his mom, Sarkozy's second ex-wife.

It's not the first time Sarkozy's kids have caused him trouble. The president was criticized last month for sending a jet at a cost of $60,000 to retrieve his 26-year-old son from the Ukraine when he was Ill. In 2009 Sarkozy was blasted for nepotism when he announced he would name his second son head of a major Paris enterprise district, even though his son had no work experience and had just graduated from law school.

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