Worker Started $400 Million Fire on Nuke Sub After Conversation With Ex-Girlfriend

Worker Started $400 Million Fire on Nuke Sub After Conversation With Ex-Girlfriend

Worker Started $400 Million Fire on Nuke Sub After Conversation With Ex-Girlfriend

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July 24 2012 2:25 PM

Worker Started $400 Million Fire on Nuke Sub After Conversation With Ex-Girlfriend

A tip to workers looking to leave early: Don't set your place of employment on fire—especially if it’s a nuclear submarine worth millions.

That's apparently what happened on the USS Miami this past May, when civilian laborer Casey James Fury started a fire on board the nuclear submarine after—of course—a conversation with an ex-girlfriend. When he found out she was seeing someone else, Fury became anxious and wanted to get out of work.

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Fury lied during the initial investigation because, according to court documents, he was scared and his memory was impacted by anxiety and depression medication. The fire caused some $400 million in damages, and the resulting arson charges could mean a life sentence for Fury in prison … where phone calls and ex-girlfriends are extremely scarce.