A Delta Air Lines pilot sleeping in his Boston hotel room received some unexpected visitors: FBI and other federal agents.
WBZ TV’s Cheryl Fiandaca reports the aviator was “handcuffed…and interrogated…for nearly an hour.”
What alleged crime did the Delta pilot commit?
Well, apparently, nothing.
According to Ms. Fiandaca’s post, the feds conducted a training exercise this past Tuesday night — and used the Revere Hotel grounds as their setting. (As you do?)
It seems the agents were supposed to conduct a mock arrest and interrogation. You know, late at night in a working hotel.
Except they went to the wrong room. Whoops.
“Agents barged in, handcuffed the man who is in his 30s, interrogated him and put him in the shower,” Ms. Fiandcada writes. “It was more than 45 minutes before they took off the handcuffs, realized their mistake, and apologized.”
Can you imagine how terrified the pilot was?
And why did it take 45 minutes for the agents to realize, Oops, our bad!? I assume the pilot looked genuinely shocked and probably said something to the effect of “What’s going on? You have the wrong person,” etc. I get the intended mark would probably say stuff like that. But wouldn’t people involved in the exercise double-check that, you know, they entered the correct room?
Meanwhile, was the “target” doing all that time? Watching TV? Emptying the mini-bar? Playing Candy Crush?
I support law enforcement — but in this instance, FBI stands for “Fully Botched Interrogation.”
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