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Teen Arrested at Pink Concert for Sending Out a Tweet That Sounded Like a Bomb Threat

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A teenage Pink fan sent a terrible, horrible, no good, very stupid tweet on his way to her concert on Saturday (July 7) in Melbourne, Australia — a tweet that basically made it sound like he had plans to bomb the arena.

The missive from 16-year-old David King Jr., which was tweeted directly to the singer, was the not-so-friendly, “@Pink I’m ready with my Bomb. Time to blow up #RodLaverArena Bitch.”

Well, at least he used the hashtag right. In fact, he used it so right that security at the arena he tagged actually found him among the 12,000 people at the show — based solely on his Twitter profile.

According to King, when he was approached and asked if the photo in his profile was him, “I said yeah, because it was my face, and suddenly they just turned me around and grabbed my hands and forced me out the back.”

His father (whose name is also David King) claimed, “The policeman said to me, ‘If it was up to me, I would have booted him in the backside and said go home.” But at the request of the arena, his son was arrested.

The younger King has since said the words “time” and “bomb” simply referred to a bonus track called ‘Timebomb’ on Pink’s new album: “It was meant to be about drop the effects, the music, everything — just drop it all.”

King is expected to be charged in children’s court with infractions including “public nuisance.”

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