Sharpton’s SUV Impounded

Blueberry pie on the face


The Rev. Al Sharpton recently got caught with blueberry pie all over his face when his SUV got towed from New York’s La Guardia airport, the New York Post reports.

Sharpton apparently pleaded with Port Authority cops to prevent the impounding, but to no avail.

The paper details the episode:

An officer rolled up on the 2008 Lincoln Navigator at around 2 p.m. outside the Delta and US Airways terminal as the MSNBC host’s driver waited to pick him up in a clearly marked “no standing” zone, said PA Police spokesman Al Della Fave.

PAPD cop Oscar Ruiz asked the driver for his paperwork and quickly discovered that the SUV had a suspended registration “due to lack of insurance,” the spokesman said.

At that point, Sharpton emerged from the terminal after a flight from Washington, DC, and raised holy hell over the situation.

A source told the NYPost that Sharpton soon exploded with anger.

“He begins yelling, saying the cop was just doing this because of who he was,” a source told the paper.

The cops did not buy it, citing the vehicle for three infractions, including illegal parking, lack of insurance, and suspended registration, according to the report.

When contacted by NYPost for comment, the MSNBC host seemed a bit more relaxed.

“‘It ain’t my problem,’ Sharpton joked, pointing out that he gets driven in cars registered to his media company. ‘I just called another car. I keep on rolling,’” he told the paper.

Adam Kredo   Email Adam | Full Bio | RSS
Adam Kredo is senior writer for the Washington Free Beacon. Formerly an award-winning political reporter for the Washington Jewish Week, where he frequently broke national news, Kredo’s work has been featured in outlets such as the Jerusalem Post, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, and Politico, among others. He lives in Maryland with his comic books. His Twitter handle is @Kredo0. His email address is

Get the news that matters most to you, delivered straight to your inbox daily.

Register today!