It was getting late, but the Landstown High School student wanted to make sure his uniform looked perfect.
The next morning, senior Cade Anderson would participate in a JROTC drill competition in Prince William county. As his roommate slept, he decided to hang his jacket on a sprinkler head in his hotel room and properly affix all of his ribbons and medals, an attorney said.
When he went to take it back down, the sprinkler activated — resulting in more than $690,000 in damage.
"It's a parent's worst nightmare," attorney Rick Matthews said in an interview.