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Posted: 4/11/2006 11:31:14 AM EDT

DEA Agent Who Shot Self In Foot Sues U.S.
Seeks damages for distribution of humiliating gun accident video

APRIL 11--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."

I wouldn't let him near a gun again either...
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 11:33:26 AM EDT
"I'm the only one here professional enuf to sue the DEA for me being stupid and careless in my ability to handle firearms"
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 11:34:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2006 11:35:12 AM EDT by CRC]
Who released the tape?


or person who filmed it?
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 11:34:48 AM EDT
His career was "crippled" because he was/is a bonehead.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 11:35:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 11:36:22 AM EDT

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Thread this morning.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 11:40:00 AM EDT
I hadn't seen this until now, but I totally believe it. "I should get rewarded financially for being stupid!"
How American of him!
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 11:40:52 AM EDT
This is a joke, right?

Please tell me it is a joke.


Link Posted: 4/11/2006 11:41:00 AM EDT
that sounds like the same shit that idiot Jack Coughlin was barking about "the very best sniper in the marine corps blah blah blah" and now it's turning out that he never was a sniper even though he released that autobiography and he's quickly becoming the laughing stock of the LEO community..... at least from what I've heard.

Mr. Paige deserves it. to hell with him.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 11:42:40 AM EDT
Lee Paige. I think he's bitter over the girlie sounding name.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 11:45:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2006 11:45:10 AM EDT by The_Beer_Slayer]
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