Lawyer Fred Cooke (left) stands next to his client’s now-seized Victory motorcycle (Sarah L. Voisin/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Trust that I had a lineup of nice, light Friday posts ready to go for you today. Alas, the dozen-plus federal agents who showed up at the doorstep of D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. (D-Ward 5) this morning led my plans astray. The FBI and IRS agent showed up at 8 a.m. and didn’t leave for more than eight hours, taking with them a Chevy Tahoe and a spiffy red motorcycle. For a peek at Thomas and his ride in better times, here’s a photo of him astride the Victory Ness Signature at Big Tigger’s 2009 Ride for Life.

In other news:

Wal-Mart foes file Hail Mary lawsuit challenging Historic Preservation Review Board decision (WBJ)

Capitol Hemp proprietors turn themselves in on drug paraphernalia charges (DCist)

Gray issues travel and hiring freezes — didn’t we do this already? (WBJ)

United Medical Center no longer has a cash crisis (WBJ)

The NoMa BID escort service (PoP)