Sheen Gets Police to Escort Him to Show—at 80mph

And he makes a big donation to charity
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2011 10:45 AM CDT
Sheen Gets Police to Escort Him to Show—at 80mph
Charlie Sheen gestures toward a stuffed tiger given to him by a fan as he arrives for his performance of 'My Violent Torpedo Of Truth' at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington on April 19, 2011.    (Getty Images)

Charlie Sheen stirred up another controversy while in Washington, DC, on Tuesday night: He somehow managed to snag a police escort so he could book it at 80mph to his show, for which he was running almost an hour late. The Washington Post looks into the matter, but no one will say exactly how such a thing was arranged or who paid for it. A police spokesperson says it's "under investigation." Griped one DC council member, "Citizens of the District don’t want to see their police force used to escort private citizens and that Charlie Sheen, of all people, is getting a personal escort."

Meanwhile, as Sheen himself told us, he’s “not bipolar,” he’s “bi-winning.” But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t care about those who are bipolar: He is donating $5,880 to the Calgary-based Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorders, the New York Daily News reports. That amount matches the amount his fans donated during an odd and somewhat controversial charity march Sheen staged in support of the group last week in Toronto, during which he sported a hat that said, “I’M NOT BIPOLAR.” A rep for the group calls the hat insulting, but says, “We’re happy to receive the funds.” (Click to read what Sheen announced he'd do if he was elected president.)

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