In the early morning of June 17th, 1972, an $80 a week security guard named Frank Wills was patrolling the parking garage of an office complex in Washington D.C. He noticed that someone had used adhesive tape to prevent a stairell door from latching. Wills removed teh tape and continued on his rounds... but when he returned to the same door at 2:00 AM, he saw it had been taped again. So he called the police who disccovered a team of burglars planting bugs in an office leased by the Democratic National Committee. This "third-rate burglary" and the coverup that folllwed-- grew into the Watergate scandal that forced President Richard M. Nixon to resign from office in 1974.