Sheen, right, with the officer that gave him a police escort to Constiution Hall. (Mark Gail/The Washington Post)

“How important or famous must one be — how much tiger blood and Adonis DNA must one possess — to rate a police motorcade in the nation’s capital?” ask our colleagues Paul Duggan and Mary Pat Flaherty. “How is such a thing arranged? And what does it cost?”

Somehow, the police department is having a hard time providing answers on this — but that doesn’t mean Flaherty and Duggan can’t have some fun slapping a few officials and spokespeople around in the course of their own investigation.

D.C. police escort of Charlie Sheen motorcade under investigation, official says, April 22, 2011