This past May, Secret Service senior supervisor Ignacio Zamora Jr. was discovered attempting to force his way into a woman's room at the Hay-Adams Hotel in downtown DC. Zamora reportedly met the woman earlier in the hotel's bar and "joined her in her room," whereupon he removed all the bullets from his service weapon. After he left, Zamora realized he'd left one bullet behind and returned to get it, but the woman would not let him back in. You know. Just your average Thursday.
Via the WaPo:
The incident came a year after the agency was roiled by a prostitution scandal in Cartagena, Colombia, prompting vows from senior officials to curb a male-dominated culture of hard partying and other excesses.
...The disruption at the Hay-Adams in May involved Ignacio Zamora Jr., a senior supervisor who oversaw about two dozen agents in the Secret Service's most elite assignment — the president's security detail. Zamora was allegedly discovered attempting to reenter a woman's room after accidentally leaving behind a bullet from his service weapon. The incident has not been previously reported.
In a follow-up investigation, agency officials also found that Zamora and another supervisor, Timothy Barraclough, had sent sexually suggestive e-mails to a female subordinate, according to those with knowledge of the case. Officials have removed Zamora from his position and moved Barraclough off the detail to a separate part of the division, people familiar with the case said.
Zamora and Barraclough declined to comment. A Secret Service spokesman said, "We have always maintained that the Secret Service has a professional and dedicated workforce. Periodically we have isolated incidents of misconduct, just like every organization does."
INDEED. If I had a bullet for every time I forgot one of my bullets in a sexy lady's hotel room, I'd never have to go back and retrieve a bullet again!
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