College student Luke Angel has been banned from visiting the United States for life after he drunkenly emailed President Barack Obama. Angel had just watched a TV program about 9/11 and decided it would be a good idea to send Obama an abusive email. Turns out calling the U.S. president a 'pr**k' is not the best way to make friends in the FBI.
Sky News reports that the FBI intercepted the message and notified British police, who in turn contacted the local police force in the youth's town of Silsoe, Bedfordshire. A Bedfordshire Police spokesman told Sky: "The individual sent an email to the White House full of abusive and threatening language.
"We were informed by the Metropolitan Police and went to see him. He said, 'Oh dear, it was me'."
When asked about the ban, Luke responded, "I don't really care. My parents aren't very happy about it. The police who came round took my picture and told me I was banned from America forever."
The Department of Homeland Security says there are about 60 reasons one can be banned from the U.S. but said it can't discuss specific cases.
Source: Sky News