Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Trouble In Gov. Paterson's Home

From the Daily News via Gawker

Gov. David Paterson's 1415-year-old son was arrested taken into custody for possession of a stolen credit card after cops caught him shooting dice near his Upper West Side school, law enforcement sources confirm.

The governor’s son, a student at Beacon High School on W. 61st St., was arrested at about 3 p.m. and taken to the 20th Precinct.

Cops spotted the teen shooting dice on the sidewalk near his school. When officers searched his belongings, they found a credit card in someone else’s name, traced it and determined it had been stolen, the source said.

Paterson's press office has not yet returned a call seeking comment.

The DN's Rocco Parascandola and Bill Hutchinson are working on this developing story.

UPDATE: Paterson spokeswoman Marissa Shorenstein released the following statement:

"Earlier today, Governor Paterson's son was taken into the 20th precinct and subsequently released to his parents. The Governor and the First Lady ask that their privacy is respected during this personal time."

UPDATE2: An aide to the governor called in to say: "The governor's son was not arrested. No criminal charges were filed." (Hence, the change in headline).

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