Ruth Vered, an East Hampton gallery owner was arrested this week for committing one of the most horrendous crimes I have ever heard about. This dastardly individual had the audacity to serve wine and champagne, free of charge to her guests at a showing of the photography of Steven Klein. The beverages, Veuve Clicquot Champagne and chilled white wine were donated by Bridgehampton winery Channing Daughters for the occasion. These accomplices could not be reached for comment.
With all the pain and suffering in the world these days and the tremendous increase in our day to day cost of living thank goodness the East Hampton PD was able to keep their eye on the target and use our tax dollars to arrest this terrible lady. Ms. Vered was led away from her fete in handcuffs. Here you can see the evil-doer and her rage at being caught red-handed having fun. Okay, perhaps this 'perp-walk' photo did not capture her best side but you get the picture. (Actually she is kind of scary in this photo by Newsday's Janet Lehr!)
She was obviously stressed beyond reason because her final words as she was led away were as good as a confession for the police. She commented that she had been serving cocktails before most of the arresting police officers were born.
Once again the forces of evil have been quashed. Be warned you merrimakers out there, your days are numbered.
Bravo EHPD! Keep up the vigilance.