A woman from the Chicago suburbs was questioned by the Secret Service Tuesday after an exasperating ordeal with the Passport Agency got her carried away.
"It's not like I'm gonna kill the f***ing president," said Sue Velezquez, 52-year-old mother of three, according to NBC Chicago, as she begged on the phone for her daughter's certificate of citizenship to be returned in time for the girl's wedding.
Velezquez and her family are all U.S. citizens, but one of the children was born during a family trip to Mexico. This has led to complications surrounding the daughter's passport, which have mired Velezquez in a 19-month ordeal of paperwork and bureaucracy, the Naperville Sun reports.
That rant was enough, though, to attract some serious attention. The State Department worker she was on the phone with told a superior about the conversation, and the superior apparently reported it to the Secret Service.
The Service apparently had mixed success in its attempts to intimidate Velezquez:
A man who identified himself as a Secret Service agent called Velezquez Tuesday morning on her telephone, informing her he was standing outside her home on Palace Street in Aurora.
"I said to him, 'Well, then you're stupid, because I don't live there. I live in Naperville. I've never in my life lived in Aurora.'"
"When (the agents) asked for my driver's license, my hands were literally shaking. And then they wanted me to sign a medical release, and I said, 'You can kiss my (expletive.)'"
"The Secret Service acted like I wanted to kill Obama," Velezquez said incredulously. "I told (the agents) 'You're wasting your time and our taxpayer money in this economic time on this BS?'"
Secret Service spokesman Derrick Golden refused to comment on the story. It is illegal to make "any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States," but it seems unlikely that charges will be pressed against Velezquez for her comments.