This one comes from the “So Ironic It Hurts” Department…
I’m sure you all remember Operation Ivy League, the “Columbia Five,” and MISSION: Hmm, It Appears that the D.A.R.E. Program Was Not Too Effective After All. (Okay, I may have made up that last one.)
Well, it turns out that one of the detectives central to the case, 46-year-old Richard Palase, was recently arrested for running a covert gambling operation that took in 6,000 smackers a day. The Columbia Spectator provides us with this hilarious gem:
Around this time last year, Palase…was so convincingly shady as an undercover cop that he got the downtown drug suppliers of the Columbia Five to confide to Palase a plot to kidnap a rival drug dealer.
Now we know where that shadiness came from.
I guess the moral of the story is “Check yo’self before you wreck yo’self,” or maybe “Don’t screw with Columbia.” I’m not really sure … I’m too busy laughing hysterically.