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30 June 2008 @ 09:16 pm
Oh my GODS, it's a frakkin' DANNY KAYE MOVIE.  
Con Artist Convinces Town That He's a PATRIOT-Powered Federal Agent.

The New York Times article mentiones the Leonardo DiCaprio movie, Catch Me If You Can.

There's a much, much better fit, though.

I feel: amusedamused
silussa on July 1st, 2008 06:33 am (UTC)
Seriously, once one undermines the "usual system", it seems reasonable that this sort of thing would happen.

And, to put the inflection more properly, ONLY 70 miles from St. Louis.

And yes, definitely "Inspector General' quality. I wonder what got him caught?
Stalbonstalbon on July 1st, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
Yup, that's Missouri for you. I'm slightly surprised this got out to most people a month after the fact, but it looks like they finally named the 'mystery agent' who hoaxed that town. What's more is that the town is now in serious jeopardy of being sued/courthandled by any and all of the people caught in those raids.
silussa on July 1st, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
Hate to say it....but the town did a stupid in this case. While the average citizen may be kinda clueless, we do expect law enforcement (who have access to attorneys) to be a bit smarter.

From that point of view, I'm afraid they deserve what happens.