Friend: Man accused in Saudi plot is more ‘Mr. Bean than 007’

(CNN) — A man accused of an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States was too disorganized to have been a part of the scheme, a friend said.

Manssor Arbabsiar is accused of conspiracy to murder a foreign official, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and conspiracy to commit an act of terrorism.

Know as “Jack” because of his affinity for the whiskey Jack Daniels, the 56-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen wasn’t much of a businessman, according to David Tomscha, who owned a car lot with him for about a year in 2000.

“If they wanted 007, I think they got Mr. Bean,” Tomscha said.

“He was very disorganized, he would lose most anything and he would get the dates of the cars wrong,” Tomscha said. “He’d tell you it was an ’89 and maybe it was an ’85. One thing you could be sure, whatever date he told you, it wasn’t that year.”

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