Worker Cops to Submarine Fire

Courtesy Dover Police Department / AP (Casey), Jean Mackin / AP

Casey Fury waived indictment and pleaded guilty to two counts of arson, after being accused of setting a fire May 23, 2012 that caused about $450 million in damage to the nuclear submarine USS Miami.

Has he ever heard of calling in sick? Casey James Fury, a shipyard worker in Maine, pleaded guilty Thursday to arson in the submarine fire that caused about $400 million in damage in May. “The reason he set the fire was in order to get out of work,” said a NCIS special agent. Fury admitted to using a cigarette lighter to set the blaze, which burned on the USS Miami for 12 hours and injured five emergency responders. Fury was also charged with igniting a second fire near the submarine in June.