No one's laughing after teen's Twitter prank to American Airlines

The girl deleted her account after the American Airlines said they were contacting authorities
April 14, 2014 10:05:15 AM PDT
A teenager's Twitter joke aimed at American Airlines isn't getting any laughs. The airline thought she was making terroristic threats.

In what appeared to be a terror-threat filled tweet to American Airlines, a user named "Sarah" said she would do something "really big."

In the tweet, she wrote "Hello, my name's Ibrahim and I'm from Afghanistan," then continued "I'm part of al Qaida and on June 1st I'm gonna do something really big. Bye."

Within seconds, the Dallas-based airline responded, tweeting, "Sarah, we take these threats very seriously. Your IP address and details will be forwarded to security and the FBI."

Sarah responded with more than a dozen frantic tweets, claiming she was only a 14-year old girl playing a stupid prank. She begged the airline to forgive her, then deleted her account.


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