Back in May of 2009, a federal agent in the FBI was tasked with transporting a Ferrari that had been stolen six years prior and later used as evidence to convict the thief. The problems for the agency, however, began when the agent lost control of the Ferrari shortly after leaving the warehouse and wrecked it.[Previous TGIS]
After the F50 was wrecked, Motors Insurance sent the FBI and Justice Department a bill of $750,000 for the car, which was rejected by the agencies, who claimed the damage happened while the car was being detained by the FBI. The insurance company filed another claim, but was rejected once more in September 2010.
After having its claim rejected, the insurance company then filed to receive information regarding the crash through the Freedom of Information Act, hoping to gain insight into the use and crash of the car. It’s request was yet again denied, with the reason given being “federal exemptions.”
Although the full information requested was never delivered, Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Hamilton Thompson did send an e-mail on the original day of the crash to the insurance company which stated FBI Special Agent Frederick C. Kingston took the F50 for a “short ride” in which he lost control and “fishtailed and slid sideways” only seconds after leaving the warehouse.
25 February 2011
TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (309)... The Sequel!
This week's bonus joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of Left Lane News (via Blawg Review Editor) (from Thursday, February 24; link good at time of posting):