Ready Player One star TJ Miller (full name Todd J. Miller) has been charged with a “Federal Criminal Complaint”, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut. Officers arrested him Monday night, April 9, 2018, for allegedly calling in a false bomb threat. He posted a $100,000 bond Tuesday and the judge released him.
Miller, who starred in Cloverfield, Big Hero 6, and Deadpool, was arrested at LaGuardia Airport. Allegedly, he made a 911 call on March 18 and claimed that a woman on an Amtrak train on which he had been traveling had a “bomb in her bag”. Then things got weird.
Strange Things Were Afoot on the Amtrak Train
Miller described the woman as having brown hair and a scarf. Investigators stopped the train, searched it (with a bomb squad), and found no evidence of a bomb or explosive materials. Investigators then called him back, and Miller told them that the woman actually had red hair and a red scarf. At this point, the investigator noticed Miller slurring his words and asked if he had consumed any alcohol. Miller stated that he had consumed a single glass of wine but reiterated his concern and his belief that they needed “to check that lady out”.
Amtrak continued their investigation and found that Miller had actually traveled on a completely different train than he had originally claimed. They stopped and searched the second train as well. Investigators also learned that Amtrak staff had removed Miller from the train due to his level of intoxication. They also learned that he and a woman traveling in the same car exchanged some “hostile” words. Investigators found the woman, interviewed and searched her, and found nothing. In addition, she was not carrying a suitcase fitting Miller’s description.
TJ Miller’s Legal Troubles
The U.S. Attorney’s Office believes Miller made the 911 call and false bomb threat due to a grudge he held against the woman on the train. The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Taskforce, Connecticut State Police, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department, Amtrak Police Department, and Westport Police Department are all involved in the investigation. The maximum sentence for these charges is five years in prison, if found guilty.
This is not a good look for TJ Miller. It has been a rough few months for him (besides the critical fallout from the Emoji Movie).
This past December, a woman accused Miller of sexually assaulting her while they were both in college. Miller, with the support of his wife, has vehemently denied the allegations. He has yet to release a statement regarding these federal charges.
Check back with DHTG for updates to this developing story! Do you think Miller’s claims were legitimate or was he crying wolf? Let us know in the comments!