Sending drunken e-mails to your friends is embarrassing. Sending drunken e-mails to the President of the United States is a matter of national security.
Seventeen-year old Luke Angel of Bedfordshire, England told British tabloid The Sun that American authorities have barred him from entering the U.S. as a result of a nasty message he sent to the White House.
“I don’t remember exactly what I wrote as I was drunk. But I think I called Barack Obama a p***k. It was silly—the sort of thing you do when you’re a teenager and have had a few,” he said. “The police came and took my picture . . .I don’t really care but my parents aren’t very happy.”
Angel—that really is his last name—said he was inspired by watching a documentary on the 9/11 attacks.
The Telegraph reports that London’s Metropolitan Police alerted local law enforcement about the “threatening” message. The natural assumption is that the Met got wind of the incident from officials in the U.S.
A spokeswoman from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security told The Sun there are around 60 reasons a person can be banned from entering the country, but that she was “prohibited from discussing specific cases.”