TJ Miller found himself in some serious trouble with the law when he supposedly called in a fake bomb threat just for personal gain. On the 9th of April, police arrested him while he was riding the Amtrak train in Queens, New York.
According to documents obtained by Us Weekly and released by the United States Attorney, Todd was on the train on the 18th of March when he called the police and reported a woman acting suspiciously who appeared to be in possession of a bomb.
The bomb squad showed up to the scene and searched the premises after everyone had been evacuated. However, they found nothing and soon looked to Miller for answers.
According to a report from Us Weekly, when the police questioned him for the second time, they claimed he had a different description of her when asked what she looked like again.
Additionally, the authorities smelled alcohol on his breath and clothing. Miller told the police that the woman was acting weird, including repeatedly checking her bag and never pulling anything out of it, as well as leaving her purse on the train after she exited.
The police noticed the comedian was slurring his speech and he said he had drunk “one glass of wine.” Miller told the investigator on the telephone that it was the first time he had ever made such a call to the police.
He said, “I am worried about everyone on that train, someone has to check that lady out.” In the end, the squad investigating his claims determined that TJ was not actually on the train he claimed to be on.
Moreover, train attendants said he appeared to be very drunk and ordered several drinks on board. Miller also fought with another passenger – the woman he complained about – and had to be forcibly removed.
The police eventually concluded he had lied about the woman in an attempt to get revenge. On the 10th of April, Miller was released from jail on a $100,000 bond and if sentenced to the full extent of the law, will serve up to five years in prison.