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Two Men Dressed as Women Ram Their Vehicle into Gate at NSA Headquarters

Posted on | March 30, 2015 | 18 Comments

Officials don’t believe this was terrorism:

One man is dead and another severely injured after gunfire erupted today at one of the main gates of the National Security Agency located at Fort Meade, Maryland.
Shortly before 9 a.m. ET, a vehicle with two people inside “attempted an unauthorized entry at a National Security Agency gate,” according to a statement from the NSA.
“The driver failed to obey an NSA Police officer’s routine instructions for safely exiting the secure campus,” the statement continued. “The vehicle failed to stop and barriers were deployed.”
Sources say the two inside were men dressed as women. Preliminary information indicated the two men were partying at an area hotel with a third individual when they took that individual’s car without permission. However, it’s still unclear how or why they ended up at the NSA gate.
A law enforcement source confirmed that the car that crashed at NSA was reported stolen in Howard County, Maryland.
Nevertheless, when the vehicle “accelerated toward an NSA police car blocking the road” and “refused to stop,” an NSA police officer opened fire, and one of the two men inside the “unauthorized vehicle” ended up dead, the NSA statement said. The other man in the vehicle was “severely injured” and taken to a local hospital, according to sources.

(Via Memeorandum.) To repeat: Crazy people are dangerous.



18 Responses to “Two Men Dressed as Women Ram Their Vehicle into Gate at NSA Headquarters”

  1. Adobe_Walls
    March 30th, 2015 @ 5:26 pm

    The back story on this could be interesting, assuming of course it’s not solely related to a high alcohol coefficient.

  2. Daniel Freeman
    March 30th, 2015 @ 5:33 pm

    OT: To follow up on a recent story here, Milo Yiannapoulos at Breitbart London slammed the gavel on the Ellen Pao case. I was impressed.

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 30th, 2015 @ 7:03 pm

    Attempting to drive through the barricades at NSA HQ is a bad idea…even in drag.

  4. RKae
    March 30th, 2015 @ 7:13 pm

    Two men dressed as women crashing a car into a gate – think about it!

    I believe further investigation will reveal that they were dressed as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

    This attack was a drag-queen remake of “Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?”

  5. M. Thompson
    March 30th, 2015 @ 8:49 pm

    It’s the trifecta of weirdness today. The NSA, transvestites, and a stolen care. Booze must have been involved.

  6. Daniel Freeman
    March 30th, 2015 @ 9:08 pm

    Booze may have been involved, but I can’t see it being sufficient. I once dressed in drag for Halloween, but that’s on the other side of the year, and I couldn’t possibly drink enough to do something as nuts as this without being too impaired to do it. Something else was going on.

  7. M. Thompson
    March 30th, 2015 @ 9:13 pm

    Quite possibly also drugs.

  8. Daniel Freeman
    March 30th, 2015 @ 9:19 pm

    What I’m curious about is how the NSA came to be at a fort. I mean, it’s a rational choice if you want maximum security, but I thought they were a civilian agency.

  9. DeadMessenger
    March 30th, 2015 @ 11:55 pm

    What was it Frank Herbert said in Dune? Something like “plans inside of plans inside of plans”? I think that sums up the NSA pretty well.

    Be careful Daniel. Next, they might set up shop in your dining room. =)

  10. DeadMessenger
    March 30th, 2015 @ 11:55 pm


  11. DeadMessenger
    March 31st, 2015 @ 12:04 am

    Like most things, that reminds me of a story.

    In high school, me and some friends got together for a costumed Halloween party. Our town was kind of smallish at the time, houses were spread out, and not necessarily clearly marked.

    One guy dressed in drag: dress, heels, crappily dude-drawn makeup, enormous pocketbook and hairy legs in stockings. Carrying a 12-pack of Miller in bottles. (Drinking age 18 at the time, and we all were, as far as you can prove at this point.).

    Really funny. Or, it was, till he shows up at the wrong house.

    This house was having a Bible study led by their church pastor. Guy in drag gets there, knocks, and they let him in. Everyone was looking around uncomfortably, but they didn’t want to be rude to Drag Dude. Probably figured the poor guy could use a Bible study.

    After a little while, Drag Dude asks, “Is this Kim’s house?” With a huge sigh of relief, the pastor says, “Kim lives next door.” And that’s how Drag Dude came to show up late with the beer.

  12. Daniel Freeman
    March 31st, 2015 @ 4:24 am

    It doesn’t answer the most important questions — as you could guess from the title — but this is a competent update: Questions remain in officer-involved shooting at NSA

  13. Daniel Freeman
    March 31st, 2015 @ 4:52 am

    I was an equal offender in college. I enjoyed tweaking liberals’ noses with my political incorrectness, and then I turned around and subverted drag traditions by actually trying to be as realistic as possible. A couple of lady friends helped me, one of whom was nearly the same size, and so my costume was basically that of a hairy hippy chick who thought that autumn was a good time for a sundress.

    I still don’t understand how women can tolerate underwires. High heels just took some practice, but the bra was ouch!

  14. M. Thompson
    March 31st, 2015 @ 8:22 am

    They started as a Military crypto unit, and pretty much haven’t moved. IIRC, the Director is ususally a flag officer.

  15. RKae
    March 31st, 2015 @ 10:49 am

    Dang. One person got it.

  16. theoldsargesays
    April 1st, 2015 @ 8:40 pm

    They may have been transvestites, in which case even the smallest dose of alcohol would’ve just accentuated the CRAZY.

  17. theoldsargesays
    April 1st, 2015 @ 8:46 pm

    Do you remember my saying in response to a comment of hours last week that I was staying clear of your imagination?

    This .

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