Convict Sends Threatening Letter To Obama; Gets Address Wrong
A convicted child molester couldn’t get one of the most famous addresses in the world right when he tried to send a threatening letter to the president.
Joseph Savage pleaded not guilty at his arraignment before a federal magistrate on Monday. Federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh said the 34-year-old mailed the letter from the Fayette County Prison while he was awaiting trial in October 2012.
The letter was sent to 1400 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C. The White House, which is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., received it anyway and turned it over to authorities.
The U.S. attorney’s office in Pittsburgh did not disclose the contents of the letter, beyond the description contained in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury last month. According to the indictment, Savage threatened “to kill and to kidnap and to inflict bodily harm” on an unspecified member of the president’s family and to “torture and murder the president upon being released from prison.”