Man Sets Fire to Sub to Leave Work Early

Civilian faces life imprisonment

Russian Navy Sub

Victor III-class submarine     Photo: Mikhail Kamarov/Flickr

A civilian laborer who reportedly set fire to a nuclear Navy submarine is facing life imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000 for the $400 million in damage he caused. Casey James Fury, 24, started the first fire on May 23rd to get out of work early after he became anxious, he told investigators. Fury set a second fire to the dry dock cradle on which the submarine rests on June 16 after he became anxious over the relationship between his ex-girlfriend and the man she started seeing. The Navy originally believed the fire was caused by an industrial vacuum cleaner, but Fury admitted to starting both fires after failing a lie-detector test. At the time of the fires, Fury was taking three medications for anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

Via Associated Press

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