Be careful what you tweet

UK man arrested after joking on Twitter about bombing airport

We’ve all heard those legends about travellers who crack bomb jokes in the security check line-up, and then find themselves face-down on the floor with a metal detector between their thighs. Paul Chambers, a 26-year-old Brit who was worried about snow storms delaying his flight to Ireland out of Doncaster, England, has a digital twist on the same story. “Robin Hood airport is closed,” he wrote last week in a tweet meant to tickle his friends. “You’ve got a week and a bit to get your sh– together, otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!!” A week later, the cops arrested him and charged him under the Terrorism Act, after questioning him for seven hours. Apparently, he had to explain the concept of Twitter to them.

The Independent