An unidentified teen who tweeted a reference to Pink's song "Timebomb" was arrested during a Pink concert at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday.
The 16-year-old boy tweeted: [email protected] I’m ready with my Bomb. Time to blow up #RodLaverArena. Bitch."
The teen said that the Rod Laver Arena staff used the photo on his Twitter profile to find and arrest him among the 12,000 concertgoers (video below).
“They just came up to me and showed a photo and said ‘is this you?" the teen told TheProjectTV.com. “I said yeah, because it was my face, and suddenly they just turned me around and grabbed my hands and forced me out the back.”
The boy now faces charges of being a public nuisance for tweeting about the song, which Pink is allowed to sing in the same venue.
“We can’t risk not taking matters like this seriously,” said a Rod Laver Arena spokesperson. “Our security staff acted to ensure the area was secure and handed the matter over to the police.”
However, the Rod Laver Arena did more than hand this matter over to the police, they insisted the boy be arrested even when police did not share that view.
The boy's father David King told 3AW Radio: “The policeman said to me, ‘if it was up to me, I would have booted him in the backside and said go home. But [the Rod Laver Arena] demanded [he] be arrested” (audio below).
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