Ex-Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller once again finds himself in legal trouble, this time being arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation after he allegedly called in a false bomb threat from an Amtrak train as a grudge against a female passenger.
If found guilty, Miller could face five years in prison, officials said. He appeared on Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Mayer in New Haven, Connecticut, and was released on a $100,000 bond.
The train was brought a stop in CT, which is beyond NY, and evacuated while bomb squad members conducted a search, but found nothing. After speaking to all sides, police determined Miller called a false bomb threat as a result of the grudge he held against the woman. He said she 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.
"OMG. I was on that train", Stewart wrote. That train was also searched and no explosive devices were found, according to authorities.
Prosecutors said Miller actually had been ordered to get off the train in NY because he appeared drunk when he boarded it and continued to drink onboard. When the officer asked whether Miller had been drinking alcohol, he said he had "one glass of red wine". An attendant on that train said Miller got kicked off in NY due to intoxication and "hostile exchanges" with a woman sitting near him in a first class auto.
The attendant also said Miller had been "in a screaming match" with a woman on the train after he spoke too loudly on his cellphone. The woman he was accusing said Miller was "loud and belligerent", and even made a comment about her hair. T.J., in the docs obtained by TMZ, supposedly caused 926 hours worth of delays, as well as disrupting several law enforcement agencies and bomb squads in NY and CT. He told the dispatcher that a woman had "a bomb in her bag", and described her as having brown hair and a scarf.
Another explanation could be that after an unrelated altercation with the fellow passenger, Miller retaliated against her by making the false report, hoping to get her into trouble.
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