Bomb threats are not a thing to play around with as people are now learning. You cannot call in a fake threat and expect no consequences, however one actor has decided he would take the chance – and it ended in his arrest. Deadpool‘s T.J. Miller was arrested Monday night (April 9th) at LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York for allegedly calling in a fake bomb threat from an Amtrack train.
Miller is known for his time on Silicon Valley and as Weasel in Deadpool. He is being accused of “Intentionally conveying to law enforcement false information about an explosive device.” This carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, but for now he has been released on a bond of $100,000.
According to the department of justice, Miller called 911 and gave details of his travels and a woman who apparently had a “bomb in her bag.” He described her as a brunette with a scarf. The train was stopped and searched only to find out he was on a different train in general which was also then stopped and searched. No explosive device was detected on either train.
Miller was called back by the investigator and he released a second and different description of the female saying she had a red scarf and red hair. He was also asked if he had consumed alcohol as he was slurring his words, where he replied that he “had one glass of red wine”. The officer also asked Miller if he was mentally ill where he responded:
“No, absolutely not. This is the first time I’ve ever made a call like this before. I am worried for everyone on that train. Someone has to check that lady out.”
Miller allegedly claimed that the woman:
“…kept checking her bag without taking anything out; kept asking the first-class attendant what the next stop was and seemed to want to get off the train and leave her bag behind.”
Authorities also interviewed an attendant from the first-class car where they were told Miller appeared to be intoxicated and had been “in hostile exchanges with a woman who was sitting in a different row from him in the first-class car.”
As the justice system is innocent until proven guilty, we cannot comment further on his situation, but we can say that in this day and age playing around with bomb threats is not a joke. If Miller is found guilty we may not see him in any more shows or films or if we do, we can bet his fans are not going to care anymore.
This story is a little bit more serious, but what do you think of Millers predicament? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!