A famous jewelry designer and his wife were arrested this past weekend for punching a police sergeant in the face after refusing to get out of his Mercedes, which was in the process of being towed, authorities said.
James de Givenchy, 50, was with his wife Gina in the Meatpacking District when he spotted his black Mercedes Benz being hauled onto the back of an NYPD tow truck at around 2 a.m. Saturday morning, cops said.
The tipsy Taffin jewelry designer then climbed onto the back of the truck and got in the driver’s seat of the luxury ride, which had been sitting in front of an Italian restaurant on 13th Street, and refused to come out after several requests by a police sergeant.
De Givenchy was then dragged forcibly out of the car before putting up his fists to fight the cops. The sergeant then tried to hit him with a Taser, but failed to connect.
That’s when jeweler punched the cop in the face before being maced by a second sergeant who then dragged the wild man to the ground.
Police also arrested de Givenchy’s 46-year-old wife Gina when she tried to pull on of the officers off of her husband.
de Givenchy was charged with a felony for assaulting a police officer, as well asd DWI, and obstruction of governmental administration. His wife was slapped with obstruction of governmental administration, cops said.