Pa. man admits threatening congresswoman's office

AP News
Posted: Mar 18, 2011 7:05 PM

A Philadelphia man upset over his lost dentures admits he threatened a Pennsylvania congresswoman's staff.

Federal prosecutors say 44-year-old Jesse Keel pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor threat charge.

Authorities say Keel told a member of U.S. Rep Allyson Schwartz's staff that he was an ex-Marine who could jump on a bus and shoot everyone in the office.

They believe he made the Aug. 25 call from a Philadelphia hospital. The plea agreement says the staff had previously dealt with Keel.

Keel faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine when he is sentenced May 23.

His public defender did not immediately return a call for comment.