Phone rage leads to arrest here for Ohio man
By Matthew Hathaway ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
An Ohio man, fed up with deceptive junk mail, made the mistake of losing his temper while on the phone with a St. Louis company pitching an extended auto-service contract. Now he finds himself behind bars, where he is charged with making a terrorist threat.
Christopher Thetford, a spokesman for the BBB in St. Louis, said he isn't surprised to hear of a consumer threatening a service-contract broker.
"While it's not something we condone, it is something we can understand," Thetford said. "Oftentimes, consumers feel pushed and pushed. ... It's a frustration we hear from consumers every day when they talk about the extended-service contract industry."
Among the Comments were these gems:
Deze1 July 20, 2009 10:37PM CST
And stupid Americans will continue to believe that the Patriot act was put into place for our protection against Islamic extremists.
icantthinkofone July 20, 2009 10:58PM CST
Sounds like they arrested the wrong side in all this. The real terrorist was the original caller.
via Drudge Report