An actor who once beat up an Uber driver who supported Donald Trump is in trouble with the law once again, after he called in a fake bomb threat.
T.J. Miller, who has starred in the movie Deadpool and the HBO show ‘Silicon Valley,’ was arrested yesterday after called 911 to report that a woman on a train was carrying a bomb. Authorities said he had gotten into an argument with a woman who was too loud on her phone, and Miller appears to have made the call to 911 in retaliation.
Miller has a history of erratic behavior, which is made worse when Donald Trump is entered into the situation.
In December of 2016, Miller was arrested after he got unto a fight with his Uber driver over Donald Trump. Miller was being driven home by the Uber driver after appearing on the Conan O’Brien show, where he had called President Trump a “con-man.” The driver told police that during their discussion of Donald Trump, Miller became angry and slapped him. He was arrested on battery charges and released on bail. The incident did little to affect his professional career.
Actor T.J. Miller called 911 to falsely claim that a woman he got into an argument with over loud cellphone conversations on a train had a bomb in her luggage, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
The former “Silicon Valley” actor was arrested Monday at LaGuardia Airport in New York and released on $100,000 bond after an initial appearance in federal court in New Haven, Connecticut, on Tuesday.
The federal public defender who represented Miller did not immediately return a call for comment. A message left with a representative was not immediately returned and the voicemail box for Miller’s cellphone was full and could not accept messages.
Miller called in the false bomb information on March 18 after getting into what an Amtrak worker called a “screaming match” with a woman on a train traveling from Washington to New York, according to prosecutors.
Miller’s call caused a huge disruption to train service and a large response from law enforcement.
Prosecutors said he at first gave the wrong train number and investigators found no explosives after stopping and evacuating passengers from a train in Westport, Connecticut.
Investigators called Miller back and he said the woman kept checking her bag without taking anything out and seemed to want to get off the train and leave her bag behind.
“I am worried for everyone on that train,” investigators said Miller told police. “Someone has to check that lady out.”
They stopped and removed passengers from the correct train and also didn’t find explosives.
Miller wasn’t on the train because he was removed in New York by Amtrak staff who suspected he was drunk after having multiple alcoholic beverages, prosecutors said.
A train attendant said that Miller “had been involved in hostile exchanges” with a woman in a different row of the first class car over loud cellphone conversations.
Miller faces up to five years in prison if convicted.