“Deadpool” actor/comedian T.J. Miller did not have a good 2017 with his exiting of “Silicon Valley” leading to the reveal of alleged on-set misbehaviour, to recent sexual misconduct claims.
Now, Miller has been arrested and charged with calling in a fake bomb threat, a charge that could carry up to five years in prison. According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Miller was “intentionally conveying to law enforcement false information about an explosive device on a train travelling to Connecticut.”
Apparently, on March 18th, Miller called 911 while on a train ride from Washington DC to New York City, he claimed a female passenger had “a bomb in her bag”. The train was eventually stopped in Connecticut, where the passengers were told to detrain, and a bomb squad was sent on the train to investigate. There was no evidence found of any bomb or explosive device.
Upon further investigation, officers found that Miller had misreported which train he was on, and he had consumed multiple drinks. One attendant says Miller appeared to be intoxicated when he boarded and was allegedly involved in ‘hostile exchanges’ with a woman sitting near him.
The woman was questioned, had no explosives, wasn’t said to be fumbling with her bag and said she was largely out of Miller’s view unless he repeatedly stood up to observe her. The complaint alleges Miller was motivated by ‘a grudge’ against the woman. The actor was arrested and released on $100,000 bond.