When I decided to join the efforts of the 2007 W.E.A.R. event I wanted to do something really “out there” and of a bizarre nature. This time my efforts were with the intention of being amusing and without the pressure of dealing with rigging equipment, crew and assistants to man the equipment and also any media on hand. I was intrigued by the latest misfortunes of one Famous European beefcake and decided to dedicate my attempt to this event and title my daring effort as "Prince Von Anhalt's Revenge."
During July of 2007 the husband of famed actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt, was reportedly robbed by motorists and found stripped naked and handcuffed/bound to the steering wheel of his Rolls Royce. One news report about Von Anhalt says:
“he claimed to have had a decade-long affair with Anna Nicole Smith and said he may be the father of her baby daughter (paternity tests proved otherwise). He was discovered naked and handcuffed to the steering wheel of his Rolls Royce, claiming a trio of beautiful bandits had robbed him (no one was arrested for the crime).
Since Von Anhalt’s  claim was to have been handcuffed to the steering wheel of a Rolls Royce automobile while being stripped and left there in his “Birthday suit” I thought it to be rather unique to enforce the “eye for an eye” Code of Hammarubi , the ancient legal system including the ‘Eye for an Eye’ approach for equal justice, so I placed myself as a subject of revenge as a theme to my W.E.A.R. attempt. The Prince’s incident was said to involve handcuffs so this offered the perfect opportunity to enforce my creative concept. Hence. “Prince Von Anhalt’s Revenge” was born.

Having worked in the Automotive service industry for 25 years I easily had access to a number of Rolls Royce motor cars inside the privacy of my working garage.    
On Oct. 27th, 2007 I was handcuffed and bound to the steering wheel of a Rolls Royce and eventually liberated myself. Due to the graphic nature of the attempt the Media were not allowed to attend. The status of my flesh was equal to the Prince’s dilemma except I was shrouded with a large white gauzy type curtain draped over my front and one shoulder (to keep it in place) as I sit in the Rolls Royce. My hands were secured, by Smith and Wesson handcuffs through the steering wheel, by my colleague and an unrevealing photo was taken of myself. I then instructed my colleague to leave the room. The escape was fashioned in an unfashioned way simply to mimic the Prince’s circumstances and in no way intended to copy any presentation by the Great Houdini well known for his escape attempts in the “buff”.

On February 16, 2010, Prinz von Anhalt announced his candidacy for Governor of California, as an independent candidate. He withdrew his candidacy on August 2, 2010.
As with Life itself…..don’t take it too seriously.


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