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Teen Hoax Tweet To Airline Provokes Arrest

so funny authorities forgot to laugh

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A Dutch teen's warped idea of a joke has resulted in her arrest. According to an article in the NY Daily, the 14-year-old girl who went by the name "Sarah" tweeted the following terrorist threat to American Airlines:

"hello my name's Ibrahim and I'm from Afghanistan. I'm part of Al Qaida [sic] and on June 1st I'm gonna do something really big bye"

Though the tweet was quite obviously a hoax, the airline responded by saying they take such threats seriously, and that the teen's "IP address and details will be forwarded to security and the FBI."

Of course Sarah wasn't so brave after the digital equivalent of a crank call landed her in hot water. She tried to explain that “I’m just a fangirl pls I don’t have evil thoughts and plus I’m a white girl." 

When that didn't work, she tried to shift the blame to a friend.

But authorities were not moved by her apologies, and the hoax prompted a copycat tweet to Southwest Airlines. 

The teen was later arrested in Rotterdam. 

Did the girl deserve to be arrested or merely cautioned?

This airline 'accidentally' tweeted out a pornographic picture to a disgruntled customer.

This teen's social media hoax backfired in a big way.