Modern day court jester T.J. Miller was arrested for allegedly calling in a fake bomb threat and trust me — this whole story is bananas.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that the comedian was taken into custody on Monday night at LaGuardia airport after allegedly "intentionally conveying to law enforcement false information about an explosive device on a train traveling to Connecticut," according to a press release from authorities. The 36-year-old made the alleged threat on March 18.
Miller, who appeared intoxicated, reportedly called 911, telling the dispatcher he was on an Amtrak Train traveling from Washington D.C. toward Penn Station in New York, and that a female passenger had “a bomb in her bag.”
T.J. Miller. Getty
The train in question was stopped in Connecticut, where no evidence of any explosive device or materials was found. Even worse? Miller wasn’t even on that train. The attendant on his actual train noted that Miller “consumed multiple drinks on the train, and that he had been removed in New York owing to his intoxication.” The attendant also advised that Miller “had been involved in hostile exchanges with a woman who was sitting in a different row from him in the first class car.”
Miller was released on a $100,000 bond. The charge carries a maximum term of five years in prison.
The former Silicon Valley star has had his fair share of drama in the last few months. He left the HBO show under creative differences, with showrunner Mike Judge admitting, “It just wasn’t working.” He was also accused of sexually assaulting and punching a woman while studying at George Washington University, a charge he and his wife have vehemently denied, instead insisting that Miller's alleged victim was “using the current climate to bandwagon and launch these false accusations again.” Gross!
Good thing his wife is standing by him, though. Miller sounds like quite the catch.