SAN DIEGO – The California student who was forgotten about by agents and left alone in a holding cell for five days without food or water filed a $20 million claim Wednesday against federal drug officials. Attorney Eugene Iredale sent the demand notice on behalf of UC San Diego senior Daniel Chong, 23, to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) general counsel, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. “The deprivation of food and water for four and one-half days while the person is handcuffed the entire time constitutes torture under both international and domestic law,” the claim said. At a news conference Tuesday, Chong said he screamed and kicked at the door of his cell but days passed while he was locked inside. “I heard them around me,” he said. “Every door opening around me.” The engineering student said he became badly dehydrated and began hallucinating after two days. He bit his eyeglasses to break the glass and scrawl the words “Sorry Mom” on his arm. He also tried to eat some of the glass amid his confusion. “I had to recycle my own urine,” Chong said. “I had to do what I had to do to survive.”
Did everyone see kmarko’s blog yesterday about this poor bastard? Kid got arrested for smoking weed at a 4/20 party, authorities threw him in a DEA holding cell and just forgot about him for 5 days. No food or water, he had to drink his own urine and he broke the lenses of his eye glasses and scratched “Sorry Mom” into the wall and tried to kill himself. One of the worst stories I’ve ever heard.
And this idiot is only suing for $20 million. 20 fucking million, bro! Are you kidding me? Thats like freakin Dr. Evil holding the world hostage for $1 million dollars. The DEA can probably open up a box somewhere in the evidence closet and give you 20 million in cash on the spot. If I was stuck in a cell handcuffed drinking my own piss for 5 days because I got caught smoking a joint I would sue for an imaginary number. My lawsuit would be for infinity dollars and I’d settle for eternity dollars. I wouldn’t even speak in terms of -illions at that point. I’d be like “Your honor I am suing for 50 with 25 zeroes after it. Whatever that amount is. Oh and I want to have sex with the wives of every DEA employee.” And you know what? I think I’d win. Its such a fucked up story I think this kid could get whatever he wanted.