Feds: Con Sent Obama Threat to Wrong Address

Pennsylvania inmate charged with botched threat
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2014 11:57 AM CDT
Feds: Con Sent Obama Threat to Wrong Address
The White House in this 2008 file photo. It currently sits at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

President Obama might currently have one of the better-known addresses in America, but that piece of trivia was apparently lost on the Pennsylvania inmate charged with trying to send him a threat. Joseph Savage gets his latest day in court today, and prosecutors allege that, while cooling his heels in Fayette County lockup in late 2012, the 34-year-old convicted child molester sent Obama a letter threatening "to kill and to kidnap and to inflict bodily harm" on a member of the president's family and to "torture and murder the president upon being released from prison." Problem? He mailed it to 1400 Pennsylvania Ave., and Barry lives a couple of doors up the street. Delivery challenges aside, the letter arrived and was promptly turned over to authorities, the AP reports. (Read more Pennsylvania Avenue stories.)

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