What’s a thirsty millionaire to do when he’s fiending for a Campari and there’s nary a bar in sight? Ignoring the fact that this happened in Georgetown, a college town literally lined with bars, the answer for one PR exec was apparently clear: break into a fancy restaurant and steal $100 worth of shitty booze.
Cops say David Bass, a “prominent” public relations guy, and a second, sweaty friend broke into Washington’s nightly nexus of power—a restaurant known as Café Milano—and raided the bar, taking with them a bottle of Campari and a bottle of Grey Goose.
It’s not clear how he and his buddy got in or why they didn’t just walk three blocks over to the Ritz for a drink at the bar like a normal person, but for two residents of a town full of thieves, they weren’t particularly subtle. The Post reports an overnight cleaning person immediately alerted management, who called the police.
According to the Post, there’s a warrant out for at least one of the men’s arrest—if I had to guess, I’d say ol’ sweaty fingers—but Bass’s record isn’t exactly clean either. He was apparently indicted for “belligerent behavior” on a 2009 domestic flight, but got the charges dismissed claiming he had an allergic reaction.
They say a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client—I’m not so sure it’s that different in PR.