The following is a direct quote from the Center for
Strategic and International Studies report on GLOBAL
ORGANIZED CRIME; the author who introduces the story
swears it's true.
FBI agents conducted a raid of a psychiatric hospital
in San Diego that was under investigation for medical
insurance fraud. After hours of reviewing thousands
of medical records, the dozens of agents had worked
up quite an appetite. The agent in charge of the
investigation called a nearby pizza parlor with
delivery service to order a quick dinner for his
The following telephone conversation took place and
was recorded by the FBI because they were taping all
conversations at the hospital.
Agent: Hello. I would like to order 19 large pizzas
and 67 cans of soda.
Pizza Man: And where would you like them delivered?
Agent: We're over at the psychiatric hospital.
Pizza Man: The psychiatric hospital?
Agent: That's right. I'm an FBI agent.
Pizza Man: You're an FBI agent?
Agent: That's correct. Just about everybody here is.
Pizza Man: And you're at the psychiatric hospital?
Agent: That's correct. And make sure you don't go
through the front doors. We have them locked. You
will have to go around to the back to the service
entrance to deliver the pizzas.
Pizza Man: And you say you're all FBI agents?
Agent: That's right. How soon can you have them here?
Pizza Man: And everyone at the psychiatric hospital
is an FBI agent?
Agent: That's right. We've been here all day and
Pizza Man: How are you going to pay for all of this?
Agent: I have my checkbook right here.
Pizza Man: And you're all FBI agents?
Agent: That's right. Everyone here is an FBI agent.
Can you remember To bring the pizzas and sodas to the
service entrance in the rear? We Have the front doors
Pizza Man: I don't think so.