Thursday, August 26, 2010

Katrina Flashback

Sean Penn, left, seen carrying a shotgun in New Orleans (New York Post)
A photograph plastered on the cover of the New York Post Saturday shows a pump-action shotgun in Penn's right hand and a flak jacket in his left, with a story inside titled, "Ballistic River."

"It was in the boat, and he picked it up and carried it," Penn spokeswoman Mara Buxbaum told the Post, noting the weapon did not belong to him. "It was in the midst of helping three or four people who were being rescued, whom he brought to the hospital."

The man who snapped the picture, Edward Keating, was surprised to see someone carrying a weapon in the Garden District in broad daylight, and was further stunned when he became aware it was the star of "Mystic River" and "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."

"I was like ... wow,'" he said.

And when Keating asked Penn what he was doing, Penn only said, "I care about the people, and I care about this city, and I want to help."

No reason, just old news that may be of interest.

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