Shimeles thinks Capitol Police overreacted. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)
The man at the center of a Memorial Day bomb scare near the National Mall wants Capitol Police to help pay for the pressure cooker and propane tank they detonated, plus for damage to his automobile.
“Honestly, it’s not only my equipment. They destroyed my car as well,” said Israel Sean Shimeles, the Arlington, Va., man who was arrested on May 24. Traffic charges against Shimeles were later dropped, but he has yet to hear from Capitol Police in response to his damage claims. Full story