Yesterday, a 14-year-old Dutch Twitter user learned the hard way that airlines don’t take bomb threats lightly. And after blowing up Twitter feeds everywhere, @queendemetriax_ has officially been arrested by the Rotterdam police.
The young Demi Lovato enthusiast apparently thought it would be a good idea to tweet the following at the American Airlines twitter account:
Obviously, American Airlines didn’t quite see the humour in the situation. And to the company’s credit, whoever is running its Twitter account handled the situation flawlessly. But it wasn’t just an empty threat. It appears that American Airlines really did forward along her information, judging by the Rotterdam Police’s recent tweet.
— Politie Rotterdam eo (@Politie_Rdam) April 14, 2014
Of course, this isn’t the first time a poorly planned joke on social media has ended in legal consequences, but it’s an apparently necessary reminder that the things you do online can have real world consequences. The girl’s Twitter account has been suspended — but not before gaining thousands of new followers.
I had like 11k followers 3 hours ago and now I have more than 24k
— demetria (@QueenDemetriax_) April 13, 2014
We’re guessing it probably wasn’t worth it. [@mpoppel]