Comedian T.J. Miller was so worried other people would try to use his autograph for "malicious abuse," he had prosecutors seal documents in his bomb threat case.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Miller and prosecutors filed a motion to seal a document that contained the comedian’s signature. The doc stated, "Because defendant Miller is a well-known public figure from his work in the television, film, and comedy arenas, his signature is particularly vulnerable to malicious abuse by third parties, and hence is properly deemed the equivalent of personal identifying information."
The docs note that Miller is still hashing out a plea deal in the case and is asking – along with prosecutors – to move the next hearing date of May 1 to August 1.
As The Blast first reported, T.J. Miller was arrested after he allegedly called in a fake bomb threat while traveling on a train headed to New York City back in March 2018.
Miller was charged with intentionally conveying to law enforcement false information about an explosive device on a train.
According to the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Miller allegedly called a 911 dispatcher in New Jersey and reported that he was on Amtrak Train 2256 traveling from Washington, D.C., toward Penn Station in New York City, and that a female passenger “has a bomb in her bag.”
According to the complaint, it was later discovered that Miller was on a different train, which was later inspected and “found not to contain any explosive devices or materials.” Miller was released on $100,000 bond.
The charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.