I'm not going to comment too much about this news story (I might take questions in the comments, but I really can't comment too much on it), but I will provide the link to the news story, and let you go and read it yourselves.
Wow, just wow.
This is one of those things that doesn't happen too often, but when it does...wow. I will say that not too many people in the department were surprised that this happened to him. It is sure to become a department legend, and will be recounted by graduate students when they leave and go work other places. The one upside is that I now have at least one legendary story to tell about my time in grad school.