The Teen Who Told American Airlines She Was a Terrorist Got Arrested


Well, it appears American Airlines wasn’t joking when they told @QueenDemetraix_ they were taking her sophomoric threat against them seriously.

Because authorities in Rotterdam, Netherlands announced they arrested a teenager in connection with making the false report.

The tweet, sent out on Sunday afternoon, was picked up by Dutch police as part of their regular investigation into threatening messages on the social networking website Twitter. It was not on the request of American Airlines or the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States, a police spokeswoman said.

During the course of the investigation, the person behind the Twitter account was identified as a 14-year-old girl from Rotterdam, after which she went to a police station and was taken into custody for making a “false report.” It was not immediately clear if the girl would face criminal charges.

Ehh, I think the embarrassment she suffered is enough. Twitter shaming is a powerful weapon of justice.

[H/T Gawker]