In September of 2004, Hurricane Ivan tore up the eastern U.S., killing more than 20 people and shooting tornadoes at the passing countryside. The most valiant of these tornadoes attacked the home of Robert Medvee in Frederick, Maryland, and blew a hole in his roof. Medvee took a vacation at a friend’s place while workers did the repairs.
In an oversight that would be hilarious if it weren’t so horrific, Medvee forgot to clean his attic of the massive stash of child pornography he’d been storing in there, leaving workers to stumble upon the worst possible kind of hidden treasure.
When the police arrived, the sheer amount of child porn they removed from Medvee’s home needed a pickup truck to haul it all. Aside from old-timey VHS tapes and Polaroids, the police removed “well over 1,000 CDs.” When they filed charges, they only charged Medvee with 48 counts of digital child pornography, because they’d only been able to check 48 of the CDs before their souls threatened to evacuate their bodies. The state’s attorney called it “the biggest amount I’ve ever seen in one place.“
So as much of a bad rap as tornadoes have made for themselves lately, we can definitely see ourselves getting behind this new species of vigilante tornado.