Vanity Fair Editor Alex Shoumatoff Arrested, Embarrassed at Bohemian Grove
UPDATE > MUG SHOTS
He Plans Hit Piece on Bohemian Club Tree Plans
Alex Shoumatoff, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair magazine, tried to sneak into the exclusive Bohemian Grove in Monte Rio, Calif., this week. He was hoping to get an inside look at the exclusive retreat of some of the world’s most prominent CEOs, business leaders and politicians. Of course, he stuck out like a seersucker suit at a funeral and was promptly handcuffed and arrested.
Most embarrassing for him: he was arrested by a part-time security guard whose day job is a plumber. One could say he was arrested at ‘plunger-point.’
Shoumatoff was attempting to sneak in to the 2,700 acre grove. Unfortunately, it’s hard to sneak in when you weight 375+ pounds and are prone to being arrogant and dropping names like dimes. Clearly, when captured, Shoumatoff couldn’t muster the right names to drop and he was detained, handcuffed and arrested by Sonoma County Sheriff’s Dept. for trespassing.
Why break in to an exclusive retreat that many consider far more important and powerful that the annual Davos get-together?
His goal was to write a hit piece on the exclusive club’s timber management plans. Shoumatoff must not have had a program for the Grove....more