Man Fined for Annoying Texts to Ex-Girlfriend

A Virginia Beach man has been convicted of sending annoying text messages to an ex-girlfriend.

A Chesapeake judge fined Brian Query $50, plus $72 for court fees, last week. The charge carried a maximum fine of $500. It's a misdemeanor to call another person's telephone intending to annoy them.

In July, Query said he didn't know which text landed him in hot water, but he knew the complaint came from a former girlfriend. A charge against Query for profane language was dismissed, but he was fined $252 for failing to show up in court.