Roman, do you need a ride from the pokie?
Several days ago, many eyebrows were raised when it was announced that Swiss Officials were seriously considering allowing Roman Polanski - a known flight risk - to go free on bail.
Of course, with one big catch!
The diminuitive auteur would be required to not only proffer up a bond to secure a pricey piece of real estate to guarantee his release - but also - drape a fashionable reality-show-style steel bracelet on one hairy leg!
When the going gets tough, the tough get going, and offer up big bucks!
Now, that's the universal language that appeals to the Swiss, who have long profitted from intrigues in respect to cold hard cash!
Just ask the Nazis, the drug cartels, and notorious tax evaders.
Those Swish Swiss dudes are a piece of work, aren't they?
Allegedly, the Polanski get out of jail - not-for-free deal - was "consummated" last week, but a couple of bond snafus (rustling up moolah to secure it, for starters) hindered the rapist's immediate release.
Even still, Polanski went for a fitting yesterday for his novelty bracelet, and everything went like clockwork.
The Swiss, who were originally reticent about drawing the ire of American Legal Eagles across the big sea, have since taken the position (to save face, publicly, at least) that things have changed dramatically since the director first fled the court's jurisdiction many "dark nights of the soul" ago.
"He's a mature man now, with a family to consider," one official argued in so many words.
And so, it blows!
Are the bookies in Vegas betting big-time that Polanski will eventually fly the coop?
Polanski court-ordered community service rape therapy video!