Truck owner wants DEA to pay up after botched sting
By Dane Schiller
Updated 08:20 p.m., Sunday, July 29, 2012
Craig Patty is seeking damages after his truck was used without his permission as part of a botched law-enforcement operation that left the driver dead.
“Your driver was shot in your truck,” said the caller, a business colleague. “Your truck was loaded with marijuana. He was shot eight times while sitting in the cab. Do you know anything about your driver hauling marijuana?”
“What did you say?” Patty recalled asking. “Could you please repeat that?”
The truck, it turned out, had been everywhere but in the repair shop.