Monday 29 December 2014

‘Your details have been forwarded to the FBI’ - Teen’s Twitter terror after ‘bomb joke’ to airline

Published 14/04/2014 | 07:28

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The airline didn't see the funny side

A TEENAGE got what was coming to her after making fake terror threats to American Airlines.

The Dutch teen made a fake bomb threat to American Airlines – but the US aviation giant failed to see the funny side.

Twitter user QueenDemetriax_ tweeted the airline’s account saying: “Hello my name’s Ibrahim and I’m from Afghanistan. I’m part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I’m gonna do something really big bye.”

Within minutes however the airline had responded, saying: “Sarah, we take these threats very seriously. Your IP address and details will be forwarded to security and the FBI.”

The girl was clearly stunned that the airline responded – and attempted to convince them it was her friend.

“I’m so sorry I’m scared now. I was joking and it was my friend not me, take her IP address not mine.”

She received a torrent of abuse from other users – but also saw her Twitter following spike to over 30,000.

The teen appeared to appreciate the new followers, saying she always wanted to be famous.

 “I always wanted to be famous. But I meant like Demi Lovato famous, not Osama bin laden famous,” she tweeted.

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The teenager has sinced changed her username to @bizzledemetriax and a fake @QueenDemetriax_ account has already been set up in it's place. Before changing her username, the Demi Lovato fan account grew to 35,000 followers following the media attention over the tweets.

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