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A computer programmer from Sunnyvale, California faces up to five years in jail and a $250,000 fine after being arrested for threatening to torture and kill employees of a spam company, Yahoo! News reports.

Charles Booher, 44, apparently snapped after his computer was deluged with ads offering a larger penis and, presumably not requiring a larger penis at that time, launched a terror campaign against the Canadian company he blamed for the outrage.

Booher did not, however, restrict himself to a few shirty emails and perhaps an angry phonecall to DM Contact Management, which dispatched offers of the "Only Reliable, Medically Approved Penis Enhancement" on behalf of Albion Medical.

Nope. This disgruntled spamee threatened the company with anthrax attack, offered to "disable" one employee with a bullet and further torture him with an ice pick and power drill. Clearly still dissatisfied, he then declared he would hunt down and castrate employees if they failed to remove him from the company's mailing list. During his own personal crusade against spam, Booher used the return email address Satan@hell.org.

Douglas Mackay, president of DM Contact Management, said: "This went for a long, long time. He seemed really dedicated to this. He seemed like a guy just crazy enough with nothing to lose that might actually do something."

Of course, Mackay denied any responsibility for the spam tsunami, claiming that a rival firm had dispatched the "unsolicited bulk e-mail". Mackay said such firms "give a bad name to the penis enhancement business".

Indeed, there's nothing worse than distreputable penis enhancement outfits besmirching the good name of the penis enhancement business by bombarding already-satisfied males with unwanted offers of donkeydom.

Well, there is one thing that's worse - sending such emails to Charles Booher, the man for whom the phrase "spam rage" was invented. ®

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