Secret Service, Police Arrest 2 Boaters Outside Romney Event

Cops say Wainscott men hit a police boat while trying to sail past a police line around "The Creeks," where Mitt Romney was attending a fundraiser for his campaign.

Two boaters in waters off The Creeks, billionaire Ronald Perelman's 57-acre East Hampton Village estate — where Mitt Romney was scheduled to be present for a campaign fundraiser — were arrested Sunday afternoon when they failed to comply with police orders, according to police.

One was arrested on the sailboat, while the second jumped off into Georgica Pond and swam to Perelman's property, where he was arrested by the Secret Service and , police said.

East Hampton Village Police Capt. Michael Tracey said that a police line was drawn across Georgica Pond, but two Wainscott men, David A. Fink and Simon V. Kinsella — after being warned not to pass — attempted to sail across the line. In the process, they hit a police boat, he said.

When a police sergeant boarded the sailboat, Fink, 67, swam to the shore of The Creeks, where he began to curse and scream, police said

Fink was charged with obstructing governmental administration in the second degree and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors, as well as disorderly conduct, a violation.

Tracey said Fink was not charged with trespassing because he did not cross the embankment on the border of Perelman's property.

Kinsella, 42, who remained on the sailboat, was charged with obstructing governmental administration in the second degree and disorderly conduct.

The pair were arrested around 2 p.m.

When Fink was brought to the police station for booking, he complained of cardiac problems and an ambulance was called, Tracey said. However, when the ambulance arrived, Fink refused treatment.

The fundraiser at The Creeks — where House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was scheduled to join Romney — is one of three Hamptons events Romney has planned Sunday. In addition to his event with Perelman, the CEO of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., Romney is also for his presidential campaign at the Southampton Village estates of Cliff Sobel, an ambassador to Brazil under George W. Bush, and David Koch, a billionaire industrialist who supports conservative, libertarian and anti-Barack Obama causes.

Liberal and progressive groups began convening Sunday at 3 p.m. on Southampton Village's Meadow Lane . The Southampton Village police chief met with the Secret Service on Friday in anticipation of the fundraisers.

Christopher London July 12, 2012 at 04:53 AM
Ronald Perelman = a Creepy Sniveling "DOUCHE". All the money in the world cannot buy women actually remaining married to him. Its like you line up and do you time and move on. What a pathetic piece of manhood. Thank god he has money, being short with a bald head and small dick is a horrible way to go through life.
Jaguar-Guy July 12, 2012 at 10:34 AM
Must be VERY jealous of Mr. Perelman.
Preliator July 12, 2012 at 10:35 AM
The attack on the USS Cole was done in a small boat and killed 17 sailors and wounded another 39.
George Soros July 12, 2012 at 10:38 AM
Hey, I might have an expensive hair piece but what is wrong with buying women, being short and "carrying a small stick"? Sincerely, George Soros.
b July 14, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Or not. The other patch article states: David A. Fink and his longtime fiance Simon V. Kinsella said in a statement released Monday that they were well within their right to protest when they were taken in. Then the same article states: "Apparently, East Hampton Village — which once prosecuted Jerry Della Femina for displaying pumpkins outdoors in October — now considers it illegal to sail or swim in public waters outside the Village on a sunny Sunday in July, at least while flying the Rainbow Flag," the couple said." So which is it? They were well within their right to protest or they were just swimming and sailing? They wanted to create a ruckus. They created a ruckus.


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