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A Michigan veteran is accused of trying to bomb a phone store to stop the spread of porn.

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The FBI announced the arrest of Whitmore’s John Douglas Allen, 75, on Wednesday.

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According to an affidavit, a United States Postal Service (USPS) box with black tape and a wire coming out of it was kept outside an AT&T store in Sault Ste. Mary, Michigan on September 15, 2021. Later that evening another USPS box with black tape and a wire coming out of it was kept outside a Verizon store in Cheboygan, Michigan.

The FBI Explosives Unit said the devices were pipe bombs.

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Agents used the video to identify that Allen was the person who allegedly left the packages outside the store.

The letters were also placed inside polka dot envelopes and sealed in zip lock bags and left at cell towers located in the Upper Peninsula.

The affidavit states that the letter, which contained the return address of the “Coalition for Ethical Telecommunications (CMT)”, ordered that their software be updated to prevent the spread of porn. His letters also demanded $5 million and gave the companies 6 months to meet their demands.

Allen faces extortion and attempted extermination. He could face up to 20 years in prison for each charge. It was not clear if he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.