Surprise, Surprise: Wall Streeter Escapes Vermont Hurricane Mess Via Helicopter
6:33 pm, August 31st | by Hillary Reinsberg
Helicopters and Wall Street traders are two things we’ve certainly heard in the same sentence before. So it should come as no surprise to hear that when stranded in Hurricane Irene-ravaged Vermont, a Wall Street trader hired a helicopter to usher him and his family home.
Scott Redler, the chief strategic officer for T3 Capital, tells Bloomberg he hired the chopper because after a few days of being stranded in Vermont after attending a wedding, his 65-year-old mother was running out of a medicine. (And probably, because it sucks to be stuck in rural Vermont without access to anything). The trip cost $7,000. Of the decision, Redler had to say, “I wasn’t going to wait for the state or federal government. I can’t trust them, because I know I’m not a priority.”
By the way, Redler told a reporter all this yesterday “from his mobile phone as he waited for the chopper.” Wouldn’t want to miss an opportunity to
flaunt the chopper ride show that you’re a good son.