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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.

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.