28 September 2007

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (134)... The Sequel!

This week's bonus joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of the Lowering the Bar blog (from Monday, September 24; link good at time of posting):
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents do not seem to have been too concerned originally about Leroy Carr. True, they did notice him crossing the Canadian border four different times this year, each time carrying thousands of dollars in cash. They also noticed that he was carrying night-vision goggles and a "GPS device programmed with coordinates for a well-known drug-smuggling trail."

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In August, though, Carr called them. According to a complaint filed this week, Carr called the agency and told agents that he had stashed two blue backpacks containing 68 pounds of cocaine, likely intended for Lindsay Lohan, by the entrance to a camp near the Canadian border. He said he had returned the next day to find they were gone. Apparently, Carr was having some trouble convincing the "organization" he was working for that the backpacks had actually been stolen, and by someone other than Leroy Carr. So he had called to ask whether the agency would put out a news release saying that federal agents had found the drugs and confiscated them, thus putting him in a (slightly) better position with his employers.

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A Boy Scout found the backpacks two weeks later, and, being a Boy Scout, called the authorities. Finally having the evidence they needed, customs agents arrested Carr last weekend and charged him with possession with intent to distribute.

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