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He Lets Chips Fall Where They May in Mail Caper

The dogeared envelope in the basement of a downtown Minneapolis post office was smelling pretty rank by the time the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force showed up. The letter, addressed to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach), had been handled by a postal worker who later complained of a headache and a burning sensation. So the FBI and postal inspectors were called in to open the mystery envelope. Its contents: a shriveled slice of rotten potato and a Post-It note reading, “Have a French fry.” Postal Service spokesman Jim Ahlgren told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that the incident was being written off as a prankish reference to the House’s decision to change the name of French fries and French toast to “freedom” fries and toast in its dining room. While investigators were not amused, it is not illegal to send perishable foods through the mail. Full Story

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