Spanish Inquisition: “Can I Have My Thumbscrews Back?”
This week’s Chutzpah of the Year Award goes to the FBI.
A motorist took his car in for an oil change, and the mechanic noticed a mysterious wire that was hooked to a magnetic device. Neither the mechanic nor the car owner knew what it was, so they detached it. The car owner — Yasir Afifi of Santa Clara, CA — took it home.
He did an online image search to try and find out what this contraption was. Two days later, FBI agents came to his house, demanding that “their” property be returned: the GPS tracking device that they’d planted on his car without his knowledge.
At least they didn’t make him pay rent on it, or charge him by the mile.
When teabaggers blather on and on about “Government Takeover!” and “the Nanny State,” this must be the kind of thing they’re talking about. Right???