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When I Think About You, I Text Myself. Is that a Crime?

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So as it turns out, it's a crime to send yourself hundreds of threatening text messages--that is, if you claim they're coming from other people. The OC's Jeanne Mundango Manunga "told police her former boyfriend and his sister-in-law were behind the threats. They were arrested on false charges and required to post thousands of dollars in bail," reports cbs2. But it was Manunga who started sending the messages to herself after she and her boyfriend broke up in 2008. Friday she was sentenced in Santa Ana to spend a year in jail, where, luckily for her, she'll have to surrender her cellphone.