An inept suitor who used salty language and an off-color joke in trying to win over a woman did not engage in criminal conduct, a judge has ruled.

Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Robert M. Mandelbaum dismissed a charge of second-degree aggravated harassment against Richard Franco, finding that neither of the two poorly framed letters he wrote to his intended exhibited an intent to “harass, threaten, annoy or harm.”

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