We’d Like to Add a Clever Retort, But This Non-TV Headline of the Day Left Us Nonplussed: ‘Secret Service Agent Removed After Leaving Bullet in Woman’s Hotel Room’

Nov 14, 2013  •  Post A Comment

"A year after a prostitution scandal rocked the Secret Service, the agency is dealing with a new embarrassment after a senior supervisor was removed from his position for trying to retrieve a bullet he left in a woman’s hotel room, a source told NBC News."

Thus begins a story this morning, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, by Kristen Welker and Alexander Smith, posted on NBCNews.com.

The article continues: "Ignacio Zamora oversaw two dozen agents in the president’s security detail before the incident at Washington’s luxury Hay-Adams Hotel in May, according to the Washington Post.

"An investigation into Zamora’s conduct at the hotel revealed that he and another supervisor…had sent ‘sexually aggressive’ emails to a female subordinate, the newspaper reported."

The NBC News story adds, "A source familiar with the matter told NBC News that Zamora was off-duty when he met a woman at the hotel, which overlooks the White House. After he left, he realized he had left a bullet in her room and went back to the hotel and asked the front desk if he could retrieve it, the source said.

"The Post reported that the agent tried to get into the woman’s room to retrieve the bullet and she would not open the door. A report of the incident led to Zamora being punished internally."

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