White apologizes for ‘vandalism’

White apologizes for ‘vandalism’

NASHVILLE - Reuters

Olympic gold medal snowboarder Shaun White apologized on Sept. 18 for “unwise choices” that led to him being charged with public intoxication and vandalism after police said he pulled a fire alarm and caused the evacuation of a Tennessee hotel.

“I want to apologize for the unwise choices I made over the weekend and for any inconvenience it caused my family, friends, business partners, the hotel and their guests,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “I was celebrating a happy occasion with a ton of family and friends and got carried away. I’m truly sorry for my poor behavior.”

Police officers received the call about the fire alarm on Sept. 17. A bystander kept White from fleeing in a cab and told the driver he was going to call police. “When White overheard their conversation, he allegedly kicked the citizen and fled on foot,” police said in a statement.