Who Knew?

Discovery Gunman Was Human Trafficker

Discovery Channel gunman James Lee may have called immigrants “disgusting filth” in his list of demands of the network, but he didn’t apparently always feel that way: He was once arrested and imprisoned for smuggling illegal immigrants into the country from Mexico. Lee told a judge in 2003 that he became a human trafficker after he was choked and robbed in Tijuana and then offered the job by his assailants. "For one brief moment in my whole worthless life I felt good about myself,” he told the judge. “I felt like I was really helping people.” He was arrested when he was caught trying to smuggle a woman into the U.S. at a border crossing in Southern California.