As we’ve already discussed in dubiously gleeful terms, Pete Doherty’s currently making a run as a “serious actor” by portraying controversial 19th Century French poet Alfred de Musset in The Confession Of A Child Of The Century. Most of the film has already been shot in France, but the production has popped over to Germany for a few scenes, and it seems that Doherty might have indulged in a little recreational bad behaviour. Now, he’s currently under investigation for allegedly breaking into a record shop and has even been fingered by an eyewitness:
The incident took place in the early hours of Tuesday morning, in Regensburg’s Old Town. A woman on her way home claims she passed three men, all drunk, speaking English outside a closed record store. From behind her, she heard a crash and then saw one of the men reaching through the broken shop window. She later called the police from her home. “It was Doherty,” she told a local newspaper. “I clearly recognised him.”
A spokesman for Regensburg police confirmed that there is a “famous suspect” in the case, but would not identify them. “We cannot accuse anyone definitely right now,” Michael Rebele told Mittelbayerische Zeitung. A guitar and several records were taken from the shop.
If this is true, this wouldn’t be the first time an “actor” got bored after hours while shooting a film and went off the rails–remember when Jessica Alba defaced downtown Oklahoma City? (Crazy bitch.) And it certainly wouldn’t be the first time that Pete himself committed burglary, since he served his very first prison stint after pleading guilty to robbing Carl Barat’s flat. Still, couldn’t Doherty manage to stay out of trouble long enough to finish shooting the film? Man, I bet Charlotte Gainsbourg has some regrets now. Good times, mates.