A self-styled security expert and serial self-promoter, Adrian Lamo made headlines as a grayhat hacker. Then the Gray Lady came down on his head.
Not long ago Adrian Lamo was exploring an abandoned gypsum processing plant in West Philadelphia with two friends, when a police cruiser drove slowly by. Lamo’s friends were high on methamphetamines, and at the sight of the cops they urged him to run. Instead, Lamo stood still, and as he did, he heard a strange rasping sound. Peering down a nearby sewer grate, Lamo found the source: a kitten, meowed to hoarseness, scrambling around on a pile of trash.