Watch Exclusive Video Of Drunk Wayne Rooney Arrested After He Triggered An Alarm At Airport, Spoke “Broken English”

This video was obtained exclusively by It shows the moment a drunk Wayne Rooney walked through a secure door he thought was a lift at a Washington Airport before he was arrested.

The former England international is seen with a baseball cap on and his head down peering down a corridor at Washington Dulles International Airport after opening the door and risking a security scare.


After trying to get through the door and finding out he was going the wrong way, he started leaning on a rail.

Cops later found him, handcuffed him when he started swearing at them, led him to a cell and locked him up for four hours so he could sober up.

Officers said he had slurred speech, was talking in ‘broken English’ and couldn’t remember his own phone number when they spoke to him.

There is large red sign that says ‘STOP’ clearly visible below the window. He was arrested and charged with public intoxication.

He was later fined $24, and ordered to pay $91 court costs. At the time he was earning $395,000 a week with MLS team DC United. obtained the video through a Freedom of Information request to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

The video is only 10 seconds long, and you can’t see Rooney’s face, but he has on the backpack and cap cops said he was wearing.

It was submitted as part of the police investigation as evidence.

The police report by the officer who arrived at the scene said: ‘On December 16, 2018, at 0915 hours, I was dispatched to Gate A16 for the report on a person going through a secure door.

‘When I arrived I observed an individual leaning on the railing with a black backpack on the floor at his side.

‘I approached the individual and asked what happened, and in his broken English, he stated he went through the door at the bottom of the stairs because he thought it was a lift.

Source: Daily Mail


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Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, (formerly Anambra State University), Igbariam Campus.

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