While the comedian was on a train from Washington D.C. to NYC on March 18, Miller called 911 on reporting that a woman with brown hair and a scarf “has a bomb in her bag.” He added that the woman kept checking the bag and seemed to want to get off the train and leave it behind.
Plot twist! It turns out, Miller gave cops the wrong train number, and as a result a different train was stopped in Connecticut, evacuated and searched causing 926 man hours-worth of delays, not to mention disrupting several law enforcement agencies and bomb squads in Connecticut and New York.
TMZ reports that Miller was also removed from the train in NYC because he was intoxicated. The train attendant revaled Miller had consumed 2 glasses of wine and 2 double Scotch and sodas and got into a shouting match with a female passenger.
The woman told police Miller was being loud and belligerent on the train, and had made a comment about her hair. She admits they had an argument.
After speaking to all parties involved, cops determined Miller had a grudge with the woman, and made the false report about her having a bomb as a result.
Sadly, it’s not looking good for Miller. The FBI obtained an arrest warrant which it executed Monday night. The actor was charged with “intentionally conveying to law enforcement false information about an explosive device on a train traveling to Connecticut.” He appeared on Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven and was released on a $100,000 bond. The charge carries a maximum five-year imprisonment term.