Cops say James Whitmore, 22, pried open a metal bar on the glass doors at the Ed Sullivan Theater entrance to get in.
Then he smashed up the vestibule and knocked over trash and the stanchions for the velvet ropes.
Thankfully the was able to get into the the studio where the Letterman show is taped because it was padlocked.
Letterman’s production company, Worldwide Pants, and CBS released a joint statement on Sunday: “The Late Show’s set was not accessed, and the show will be taping as usual tomorrow.”
Cops say Whittemore, who was drunk has no connection to the show and had a large gash on his head from the broken glass.
He was arrested on burglary and criminal mischief charges after being taken to the hospital to be treated for cuts.
Whittemore’s roommates had very little to say about the incident but one said: “It’s definitely a surprise, but we don’t want to talk about it."