George Clooney Busted for Driving a Venice Water Taxi
George Clooney got himself into some hot water this week in Venice. The debonaire actor was in town to promote his upcoming movie Gravity with co-star Sandra Bullock at the Venice Film Festival when he nonchalantly took the wheel of a water taxi.
As is the case everywhere he goes, the locals were so blinded by Clooney's charm offensive they didn't even realize he was breaking the law in the process well, all except one. After seeing George steering the boat, lawyer Mario D'Elia asked authorities to find out if he had the appropriate nautical license and a permit to pilot a water taxi. “I asked the authorities to go to the Hotel Cipriani to see if Clooney has a nautical license,” D’Elia told the local paper.
This may seem like a minor offense but tensions are running high in Venice over boating regulations after a German tourist was killed when his gondola collided with a water taxi earlier in the month.
Clooney didn't seem too concerned with the allegations, joking that it was the most dangerous thing he's ever done during the Gravity press conference. The only person who should be worried is the taxi's owner as he will be the one who is fined, not George.
[Photo: Daily Mail]