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FrankRep
07-26-2009, 12:29 PM
DEA Agent Who Shot Self In Foot Sues U.S.
Seeks damages for distribution of humiliating gun accident video

The Smoking Gun


YouTube - DEA Shoots Himself (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_91jcFTbLE8)


A Drug Enforcement Administration agent who stars in a popular online video that shows him shooting himself in the foot during a weapons demonstration for Florida children is suing over the tape's release, claiming that his career has been crippled and he's become a laughingstock due to the embarrassing clip's distribution. Lee Paige, 45, blames the video's release on DEA officials in an April 7 federal lawsuit filed against the U.S. government. A copy of the pro se complaint by Paige, a DEA agent since 1990, can be found below. According to the lawsuit, Paige was making a "drug education presentation" in April 2004 to a Florida youth group when his firearm (a Glock .40) accidentally discharged. The shooting occurred moments after Paige told the children that he was the only person in the room professional enough to carry the weapon. The accident was filmed by an audience member, and the tape, Paige claims, was turned over to the DEA. The drug agency subsequently "improperly, illegally, willfully and/or intentionally" allowed the tape to be disseminated. As a result, Paige--pictured above in a still from the video--has been the "target of jokes, derision, ridicule, and disparaging comments" directed at him in restaurants, grocery stores, and airports. Paige, who writes that he was "once regarded as one of the best undercover agents, if not the best, in the DEA," points to the clip's recent airing on popular television shows and via the Internet as the reason he can no longer work undercover. He also notes that he is no longer "permitted or able to give educational motivational speeches and presentations."
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SOURCE:
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0411061foot1.html

heavenlyboy34
07-26-2009, 12:33 PM
lolz!!

t0rnado
07-26-2009, 12:46 PM
"glock 40"

There's no such thing. It looks like a Glock 23.

james1906
07-26-2009, 12:54 PM
I say Bob Saget personally hands him a check for $10,000. That's how much people would get for volunteering videos of themselves in embarrassing situations.

Reason
07-26-2009, 12:57 PM
old news is old

Acala
07-26-2009, 01:01 PM
"glock 40"

There's no such thing. It looks like a Glock 23.

It says Glock .40 as in POINT four zero. There ARE Glock .40s.

dannno
07-26-2009, 01:09 PM
I say Bob Saget personally hands him a check for $10,000. That's how much people would get for volunteering videos of themselves in embarrassing situations.

lol

BenIsForRon
07-26-2009, 02:04 PM
He handled himself pretty well for a dude that just shot himself in the foot.

t0rnado
07-26-2009, 07:36 PM
It says Glock .40 as in POINT four zero. There ARE Glock .40s.

Yeah, a glock 23 is a .40 S&W, but the idiot in the video said he had a Glock 40. Eh, I don't care anyways.

FSP-Rebel
07-26-2009, 07:40 PM
I hope that judge starts laughing when he hears the case.

Objectivist
07-26-2009, 07:46 PM
Asshat Gimpy!:D:D:D:D:D
hahahahhahaha

I know too many cops that have done stupid shit, he's one more.
I'd make his trial public.

Time for Change
07-26-2009, 07:53 PM
WOW, I was pretty steamed with the way everyone in this country has got to sue for every little thing, but now the notion of being able to sue somebody else for your own stupidity has got me riled up.

What is this country coming to?

Bodhi
07-26-2009, 08:07 PM
Note to self: Remove firing pin before my next demonstration.

ramallamamama
07-26-2009, 08:13 PM
What a dick. I would have laughed.

Golding
07-26-2009, 08:21 PM
In fairness, he's not suing because he shot himself in the foot. He's suing because the video of it was circulated.

Though it's a good thing he's not doing rounds on the motivational speaker circuit. Guy goes around pulling the trigger of what he thought was an unloaded gun in class. Good thing he only shot himself, and only in the foot.

james1906
07-26-2009, 08:33 PM
The best way this guy could have let this blow over was by not drawing anymore attention to it. You might say that with the publicity this lawsuit will generate, he shot himself in the foot.

YouTube - rimshot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0PIdWdw15U)

UnReconstructed
07-26-2009, 10:06 PM
asshat better be glad he didn't shoot one of those kids.

Stary Hickory
07-26-2009, 10:10 PM
Yea he discharged loaded gun in a classroom. That is going to haunt you....

JeNNiF00F00
07-26-2009, 10:17 PM
asshat better be glad he didn't shoot one of those kids.

Exactly. The parents should sue his ass for bringing a loaded gun into the school!

Objectivist
07-27-2009, 03:35 AM
Nobody will want to do a dynamic entry with that boob, that's why he's pissed about the video.

Warrior_of_Freedom
07-27-2009, 03:36 AM
I thought that was a fake, he really did shoot himself?

acptulsa
07-27-2009, 06:14 AM
So, the issue isn't that he's an idiot, the issue is that now everyone knows he's an idiot? How do you hide idiocy? I expect many, many people already knew he was an idiot.

Better he should sue the DEA for hiring his brainless ass and issuing him a dangerous weapon.