Texas Teen Arrested For Threatening Police On Twitter
The teenager posted a photo of an air rifle with text the police took as threatening.
The 17-year-old has been charged with making a terrorist threat for a Dec. 22 tweet that showed an image of an air rifle pointed at a police car with the caption: “Should I do it? They don’t care for a black male anyways!”
A lawyer is not listed for the youth in online jail records. His bond is set at $500.
The Fort Worth Police Department Homeland Security/Intelligence Unit launched an investigation and determined the photo was a “threat of violence toward police officers,” according to a press release.
“It’s not a joke. When we feel threatened, we will act on it,” Fort Worth Police spokeswoman Tamara Pena said at a news conference.[su_csky_ad]