California - (Gotcha!): Years of eurotrash legal humbuggery has bombed this weekend as Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley finally got his guy.
"Polanski's been as damn' slippery as that General Pinochet," Cooley told a press briefing today.
"But we got him, we got his fugitive ass - just like Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón nailed old Augusto Pinochet!
Interpol sources hailed the arrest a classic 'David Irving sting' citing the example of the UK Holocaust denier getting busted after accepting a prestigeous invite to lecture in Austria.
And just like Irving Polanski walked into Cooley's trap without so much as a premonitory inkling.
Extradition proceedings are expected to include graphic details of the moviemaker's 1978 US indictment.