(HorizonPost.com) – A slew of law enforcement agencies reportedly became involved in an investigation after a Spectrum (Charter Communications, Inc.) team member found a threatening letter in Saint Ignace, Michigan. It happened near one of the company’s transmission towers on August 25, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court. After two pipe bombs loaded with nails and steel balls were found outside cell phone stores, agents arrested John Douglas Allen, 75, who they allege planted the items plus several other letters.
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The complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan includes a picture of a typed letter allegedly written by Allen. The letter writer claimed to be from the “Coalition for Moral Telecommunication” (CMT), supposedly a group of 30 members across 27 states. The letter charged the telecommunication companies with being complicit in sending immoral content, saying it included “all manner of indecent communication.” The letter demands the companies stop their immoral transmissions and pay CMT $5 million.
According to the complaint, during an interview on September 20, Allen told law enforcement officers he had written several letters. He admitted he intentionally altered the look of his vehicle (including changing license plates) in case cameras picked him up. Allen indicated the two pipe bombs found were the only two he made. The Justice Department’s press release notes that Allen is considered innocent despite his alleged confession unless he’s found guilty in court.
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