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Alice Gawronski doesn't think law enforcement officers should use stun guns, and after seeing the 5-foot, 10-inch, 290-pound Orange County, Florida's Sheriff Kevin Beary on TV, she thought he wasn't fit enough arrest anyone without a stun gun—and said so in a letter to the local paper. Beary wrote her back saying her remarks were "slanderous." Gawronski says he was trying to intimidate her; A sheriff's spokesman says he was just addressing a citizen's concern. Beary got her address by having his aides use driver's license records to track her down. He says that was legal, but some experts say the department violated federal privacy laws.