Aldon Smith or Random Twitter User: Which Alleged Airplane-Bomb Threat Maker Had the Worst Sunday?
Sunday was not a good day for either Smith or @QueenDemetriax_. Let's see who had it worse.
Aldon Smith's Sunday
According to the Associated Press:
TMZ has video an onlooker at LAX shot of Smith being cuffed:
The 24-year-old player was randomly selected for a secondary screening at Terminal 1 and became uncooperative with the process, airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz said. She said he told a TSA agent that he had a bomb before walking to the gate. When airport police officers caught up with him, Ortiz said Smith became uncooperative and was taken into custody.
Smith was charged with making a false bomb threat and released later in the day after posting a $20,000 bail, MercuryNews.com reports. It was Smith's third recent arrest:
- In September 2013, he was booked for suspicion of DUI and marijuana possession.
- In November 2013, he pled not guilty to three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon, stemming from a house party in June 2012.
As for the Twitter user @QueenDemetriax_,
At least your Sunday isn't going like this. pic.twitter.com/jzm1GqFD5u- samir mezrahi (@samir) April 13, 2014
While taking the threat seriously, American Airlines's since-deleted response overplayed its hand a bit: Gawker reports that "a Twitter spokesperson says the airline couldn't possibly have the information on her that it claims to have." Twitter, of course, likely has it (to say nothing of what the NSA might have).
While @QueenDemetriax_'s Twitter account is suspended,
UPDATE April 14, 2:44 p.m. The 14-year-old girl has been arrested, USA Today reports (via @grantkmartin):
Police spokesman Roland Ekkers tells the news agency that the girl turned herself in to Rotterdam [Netherlands] police in and is now being interrogated. The girl, who was not identified, was with a parent when she turned herself.
Ekkers said the motive for the tweet is not yet known.
So whose Sunday was worse?
It depends (sorry for the cop-out).
On one hand, @QueenDemetriax_ is a kid who'll probably get a lighter treatment from the courts for her stupidity than three-time arrestee Smith will get.
On the other hand, Smith's salary + bonus in 2014 = $4.5 million. So it's a good bet that he'll have better attorneys than @QueenDemetriax_
Both of them, however, had a better Sunday than [SPOILER ALERT] Joffrey.