Obama’s White House has descended into chaos even further this week after it was revealed that drove drunk right into an active bomb investigation at the presidential home.
It all started on March 4 at 10:30 p.m., when a woman got out of her car and threw a passage on the ground outside the White House. According to Daily Mail, she screamed at guards, “it’s a bomb!” before speeding away in her car.
The Secret Service immediately closed off the area and called the bomb squad. Thirty minutes later, Mark Connelly, who is the second-in-command of Obama’s security detail, and George Ogilvie, a senior supervisor at the federal agency’s field office in D.C., crashed onto the crime scene.
Varying reports say that the men either crashed near the possible bomb, or drove over it.
Police reports say officers believed them to be drunk and wanted to breathalyze and arrest them. They were about to do so, when an agency supervisor stepped in and told them to let the agents go.
Though the box ended up not being a bomb, these agents behaviors could have had deadly consequences if it had been.
Connolly and Ogilvie have reportedly been placed on leave since the incident. It is unclear what other punishments, if any, they will receive.