More on The Daily Caller’s Jim Treacher (Sean Medlock) Being Struck by an SUV

DailyCallerTreacherUpdate.jpgTucker Carlson’s news site, The Daily Caller, updated the bizarre story of Jim Treacher (his real name is Sean Medlock), host of blog The DC Trawler with Jim Treacher, being struck by an SUV in Washington, D.C., Wednesday night. More details were offered both on the site’s main page and in The DC Trawler.

It turns out that despite early speculation that the vehicle belonged to the Secret Service, it was actually a U.S. Diplomatic Security Service vehicle. And not only did an agent who exited the SUV not identify himself as an agent or apologize, but adding insult to injury, Medlock was served with a citation for jaywalking as he laid in his hospital bed awaiting treatment for a broken knee. Medlock claims that he was crossing the street legally.

And according to The Daily Caller, the State Department and Mike McGuinn, the agent involved in the incident, have been less than cooperative, to say the least.

McGuinn told The Daily Caller, “I’m a federal agent, and I’m not allowed to talk to the media,” citing “liability,” declining to identify the agency he worked for, and adding, “You can refer to the [D.C.] police department report.” McGuinn was actually the person who phoned the offices of The Daily Caller at the scene of the accident, as reported Thursday.

From The Daily Caller:

At the hospital, D.C. police officer John Muniz arrived to issue Medlock a $20 jaywalking ticket. Medlock was lying sedated on a gurney, so Muniz delivered the ticket to a Daily Caller colleague, who was at the hospital with Medlock. He looked embarrassed as he did so. Behind him stood a man dressed in a dark suit who identified himself as a “special agent.” He said nothing but wrote in a notebook.

Curiously, the ticket says that Medlock was struck at an intersection four blocks from where the accident actually took place. And it claims that Medlock was walking diagonally across the intersection at the time. In one of his strikingly short conversations with The Daily Caller, agent Mike McGuinn acknowledged that Medlock was not jaywalking at all, but walking “outside the crosswalk when the incident occurred.”


State Department spokeswoman Sarah Rosetti responded in an email replying to The Daily Caller’s questions:

At approximately 7:10 p.m. last (Wednesday) night, a jogger collided with one of the U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service’s official vehicles. The jogger was transported by ambulance to Georgetown University Hospital.

Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) responded to the scene and conducted an investigation. Diplomatic Security has since learned that the jogger was cited for jaywalking. For further details regarding the investigation, we would refer you to MPD.

At all times, Diplomatic Security acted responsibly and appropriately and displayed due diligence in caring for the injured.

According to The Daily Caller, Medlock does not jog. In any event, he was returning from running errands at a CVS near the scene of the accident, as reported Thursday.

Medlock added in his post as Treacher:

As I mentioned yesterday, one of the people standing over me as I lay in the street with a broken knee asked if there was anybody he could contact for me, and I gave him the number of The Daily Caller. I just figured he was a nice guy. I didn’t know he was the one who hit me.

I’m pretty sure none of us knew until Thursday morning, when our wonderful office manager, Laura, got the man’s number from the call logs, and Tucker called him back to get his eyewitness account for our first news story about it. That’s when the man, whose name is Mike McGuinn and who turns out to be an agent with the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service, revealed that he was the one who hit me.

The police never told me who hit me. Guess they were too busy keeping the streets safe from my “jaywalking.” Well, I won’t be doing much walking of any kind for a while, officers. I sure would like to know who this eyewitness was, the one who allegedly saw me jaywalking at 26th and M at the same time I was being struck down in the street at 22nd and M. Oh, and I was jogging, supposedly. When I collided with the SUV. Because that’s what joggers do, right? They collide with vehicles, and not the other way around.

So now I’m in the hospital, and in a few hours they’re going to try to fix my knee. It is my considered opinion that my knee never should have been damaged in the first place.