Have any of the authorities involved at the scene ever seen a fully constructed LEGO set? I guess not.
The FBI arrested Robert Morss at his home in Glenshaw, PA, for allegedly taking part in the Capitol Hill riots.
The mainstream media went crazy because the FBI supposedly seized an entirely constructed Lego set of the U.S. Capitol.
The original detention memorandum said (emphasis mine):
During his arrest, law enforcement recovered some clothing and other items that appear to match those he carried with him on the 6th – including a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag, a neck gaiter, a military utility bag, a black tourniquet, and military fatigues. (Law enforcement also recovered [sic] a fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set.) In addition, MORSS had three different firearms including a handgun, a shotgun, and a rifle.
Except the authorities found the Lego set in the box.
The United States Attorney for the District of Columbia had some updates for the original detention memorandum, so the office submitted a supplemental memorandum. It admits the massive mistake:
In the original detention memoranda, the undersigned stated that law enforcement found a “fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set.” Please note that after a review of the photographs from the search, there appears to have been a miscommunication and that statement appears to be inaccurate. The Lego set was in a box and not fully constructed at the time of the search, as pictured below.
Miscommunication? Have any of the authorities ever seen an entirely constructed LEGO set before?
Morss faces four charges:
- Assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees
- Civil disorder
- Robbery of personal property of the United States
- Obstruction of official proceeding
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