Cheap shots

DEA agent who shot himself looks for some compensation.

April 12, 2006 3:33PM (UTC)

We always felt a little sorry for DEA agent Lee Paige, who famously shot himself in the thigh while giving a speech about gun safety to children. Sure, there are moments in this widely circulated video (especially when the kid in the back shouts "Put it down!" near the end) that signal true high comedy. Still, Paige could've been seriously injured -- and a few of those kids seriously scarred. But should Paige really sue the DEA for allegedly leaking the video to the media -- which he claims has not only been humiliating but career damaging? And is he really complaining about not being "permitted or able to give educational motivational speeches and presentations"? The Smoking Gun has details of the suit here. Tell us what you think.



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