Don't make bomb jokes on Twitter about airports
"You’ve got a week and a bit to get your shit together, otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high."
This tweet made by Paul Chambers of some place called Balby has got him into a world of pain. That's because he was tweeting about an airport and has subsequently been charged by the fuzz for sending a menacing message.
If there's a law against that, I'm fucked.
Chambers is to appear at Doncaster Magistrates' Court on Friday for a preliminary hearing after he was charged by South Yorkshire police on Thursday.
Chambers is said to have made the remarks about Robin Hood airport in South Yorkshire after he found out the a flight he planned to take was cancelled after all that snowy stuff fell out of the clouds last month.
As a result of the comments, some idiot complained to police who then, bafflingly, went and arrested Chambers and seized computers and an iPhone as part of their investigation. To rub dogshit in the wound, Chambers also found that he'd been banned for life from Robin Hood airport by authorities. It's reckoned that this poor sod is the first person to be charged over sending offensive messages over the social networking site.
Has no-one thought that the likelihood of someone orchestrating a terrorist attack probably wouldn't bother doing it on a social networking site? I mean, imagine a Facebook status update saying "I'm going to plant a device in my bag and set it off at Gatwick next Thursday", followed with a thumbs up and Andy Dawson Likes This.
It wouldn't happen because you'd have to be a monumental idiot to do so and an staggering kill-joy would be the only one to take it seriously.
Next week: Bitterwallet closed by authorities for comments above regarding Gatwick airport despite the fact that they clearly form part of a rubbish article designed, and failing to, make people even slightly amused or interested.