When Sen. Jim Bunning single-handedly blocked an expansion of unemployment benefits—and complained that he'd had to miss a Kentucky-South Carolina basketball game to do it—unemployed Philadelphia man Bruce Shore did what any furious voter would do: he sent Bunning an email. “ARE you'all insane?” it read. “NO checks equals no food for me. DO YOU GET IT??” It was the first of many he'd send in the coming days, all signed “Brad Shore” from Louisville.
Now Shore's been arrested and charged with felony harassment, the Huffington Post reports. The indictment accuses him of anonymously sending messages “with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, and harass.” Shore says he used the fake name and location because he assumed Bunning wouldn't care about a Philadelphia voter, but swears he didn't threaten him. “If I send 50 letters to Congress, is that illegal, or is it just me wasting paper?” he asks. (Read more Jim Bunning stories.)