Man Threatened to Go to a Boy's School and Shoot Him Over 'Star Wars' Spoiler: Cops
A man has been arrested for threatening to shoot a boy who revealed Star Wars spoilers to him online, according to authorities.
Arthur Charles Roy, from Helena, Montana, was charged with felony assault with a weapon on Monday.
The 18-year-old allegedly became enraged when he learned details about a subplot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens from the boy, who is one of his Facebook friends, on Thursday.
He sent the friend a picture of himself with a gun with a "hair trigger" and threatened to go to the boy's school to shoot him, according to court records.
Fearful that Roy would follow through on his threat, the boy contacted his school resource officer and the school was locked down on Friday morning.
Police arrested Roy on Friday afternoon but he declined to answer questions on the advice of his attorney, according to The Associated Press. His mother said it was only a BB gun in the photo, according to authorities.
Roy made an initial court appearance on Monday and will be arraigned in January, according to reports. He was ordered to be held on $10,000 bail.
This is not the first alleged crime to take place over the new, record-breaking movie.
In Corpus Christi, Texas, a 26-year-old movie-goer reportedly threatened to "cut" another audience member who kicked the back of her seat during a showing of the film, while a theater in Freehold Township, New Jersey was reportedly evacuated mid-movie over a bomb threat - although it was later established to be a hoax.
And during the premiere of the film in Los Angeles last week, a man allegedly attempted to enter the theater with a 14-inch blade hidden inside a walking cane, according to reports.