T.J. Miller has gotten himself into trouble before, but this time, he could be even more serious than ever. On Monday night, as it is being reported, the former Silicon Valley actor was arrested by FBI agents at the LaGuardia Aiport in New York over a false Amtrak bomb threat he made in March. The charges placed against him carries a maximum five-year imprisonment term. So, there's unfortunately a chance we might not hear from T.J. Miller for a little while.
TMZ got the exclusive report about what is allegedly happening to the beloved actor. T.J. Miller is reportedly charged with "intentionally conveying to law enforcement false information about an explosive device on a train traveling to Connecticut." The comic was released after he appeared before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven on Tuesday. He posted bond at $100,000, but his problems are certainly not behind him right now.
To give some background, on March 18th T.J. Miller called 911 while he was riding an Amtrak train from Washington D.C. to New York City-- where the comedian lives. He reported that a woman with brown hair and a scarf had a bomb inside her bag. When pressed for more details by an Amtrak police officer, Miller claimed the woman kept checking her bag and that she seemingly wanted to get off the train and leave the bag she was holding behind.
It was later revealed that T.J. Miller gave the cops the wrong train number. As a result, a completely different train was stopped in Connecticut, which was evacuated and searched with no results. This fiasco from T.J. Miller caused some massive Amtrak delays, in addition to many headaches from everyone involved. T.J. Miller reportedly caused 926 man hours-worth of delays. He also disrupted several law enforcement agencies and bomb squads in both Connecticut and New York City. It is also suggested that T.J. Miller might not have been completely sober during this ordeal.
A train attendant claims T.J. Miller consumed two glasses of wine and two double Scotch and sodas during his train ride. Miller also reportedly had an argument with the lady he reported as the potential attacker, in what was deemed a grudge between the two passengers. The comedic actor was alleged to be belligerent and loud during the train ride, and also exchanged some profanity.
Ultimately there was no evidence of an explosive device found on the lady's person, and the train conductor doesn't back up T.J. Miller's claims that the lady looked suspicious. During the infamous call that T.J. Miller made to the police authorities, he made the following statement:
T.J. Miller was in Canada over the weekend performing a series of stand-up shows before he was arrested by the FBI. The actor was last seen in Ready Player One, which is currently playing in theaters now. This is not the first time T.J. Miller has gotten himself into legal trouble. Most recently, the comedian had assault charges labeled against him by an Uber driver dropped. We'll keep you posted on the latest developments in Miller's case.
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