The FBI won't arrest a Virginia man who has been threatening to kill ESPN's Erin Andrews because they consider his e-mails free speech, according to a TMZ report.
The man has been sending sexual and violent emails about Andrews to the Dan Patrick show since September, the report states. They have escalated and gotten more specific now that she is on "Dancing With the Stars." On March 29, he wrote:
I would like to see if Erin Andrews can dance her way through a hail of gunfire. Better yet I would love to shoot her with a Barrett rifle. Get the pun -- her stalker was mr. Barrett and the barrett rifle is an ultra expensive 50 cl. rifle with a range over a mile."
His other "free speech" emails include:
"I would love to get close enough to her to show her my suicide vest."
"I hope she gets shot in the face. I would love to see if she can dance away from a hail of gunfire. That would really make my day."
"Dear Dan: I hope Erin Andrews gets murdered in L.A."
Other threats are even more specific, according to TMZ's law enforcement sources.
The FBI knows who the man is, but will not arrest him. Apparently protecting his freedom of speech is more important than protecting the woman he is threatening to kill.
Freedom of speech? Really? What do you think?