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‘I Want Your Sweet Body Against My Skin!’

I want your sweet body against my skin.”

It was clear to William, as it would have been clear to anyone with a technologically inept mother, what had happened: The librarian had sent her e-mail to the wrong address, and the person with that address, one Ben Hallowell, had decided to play a rather hilarious joke by sending a long and filthy e-mail to the librarian.

Well, the joke is hilarious to us. It wasn’t so hilarious to William, who was interrogated for 30 hours by cops who insisted he was a libarian-lovin perv and is now suing the city.

The Times was, of course, too prissy to print any more of the dirty bits from the e-mail. But the Daily News wasn’t:

We could do it in the library,” one offending e-mail, which did not come from Hallowell’s account, said. “I could spank you with a vintage [copy] of Finigan’s [sic] Wake.”

Well, you can see why the librarian called the police. No one should joke about desecrating Joyce.

Web of Incompetence Leads To Bad Email Bust [NYDN]
Suit Says Man Was Arrested for Nasty E-Mail Message He Didn’t Write [NYT]

‘I Want Your Sweet Body Against My Skin!’