T.J. Miller Escapes Jail as Feds Drop Fake Bomb Threat Against Him
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The 'Deadpool 2' actor walks away scot free in fake bomb threat case after he agrees to pay the costs of the law enforcement response to his false report.

AceShowbiz - Prosecutors have moved to dismiss a fake bomb threat charge against "Deadpool 2" star T.J. Miller.

The actor and comedian was arrested in April 2018 for allegedly providing false information about a bomb threat to federal authorities after claiming a woman wearing a scarf had a "bomb in her bag" on an Amtrak train travelling from Washington, D.C. to New York.

Miller reportedly gave authorities the wrong train number, prompting them to stop and search a train in Connecticut, resulting in massive delays and wasted law enforcement efforts. Authorities subsequently determined the 40-year-old was allegedly intoxicated and he made the report after getting into a fight with the woman.

Miller had been facing up to five years in prison for the crime, but prosecutors filed on Thursday (29Jul21) to dismiss the case, explaining that the actor's past brain surgery and its "continued neurological impacts" impacted their decision.

"The government makes this request based upon... expert medical analyses and reports regarding the defendant's prior brain surgery and its continued neurological impacts, which cast doubt upon the requisite legal element of 'intent' to commit the charged offence (of what turned out to be a false 911 call)," District of Connecticut prosecutors wrote in their filing.

"Silicon Valley" star Miller has also agreed to pay the costs of the law enforcement response to the fake bomb threat and will undergo "a thorough and necessary program of Cognitive Remediation to render any recurrence of such conduct most highly unlikely."

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