You all remember Clock Boy? Skinny little dweeb takes a Radio Shack alarm clock out of its case, puts it none too neatly into a miniature briefcase and claims to have "invented" something.
Well, the other shoe has dropped.
The law firm representing Ahmed Mohamed, who has become known as Clock Boy, has sent the Irving City Hall and Irving School District a letter demanding $10 million and $5 million respectively for the poor treatment of Mohamed.
Lame Boy's story was that he brought his "invention" to show his science teacher, who wisely told him to keep it to himself. There was no science fair, no reason for him to bring it to school other than his own. The fact that it was an AC clock and he had to plug it in in an English class, tells us it wasn't an "accident" that the alarm went off at an inappropriate time.
The good news is, that if this ham handed extortion attempt doesn't work out and Clock Family is dumb enough to file suit, it lifts the gag order on the school:
The school has been unable to tell its side of the story, owing to federal educational privacy laws, but if a lawsuit is filed, that muzzle will immediately be lifted.
I'd bet some of those teachers and administrators in Irvine would be chomping at the bit to tell their side of the story. I'm guessing it won't show Extortion Boy in the best of lights.
But if Clock Boy's claim to fame is "inventing" a clock he merely disassembled, I would give him his $15 million in Monopoly money and let him invent real currency out of it. Otherwise, not one red cent.