Pink Fan, 16, Arrested Over Tweet
He made ill-advised reference to "Timebomb" song
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2013 10:11 AM CDT
Updated Jul 8, 2013 10:57 AM CDT
In this picture made available Wednesday, May 22, 2013, Pink performs on stage during her The Truth About Love Tour in Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday, May 21, 2013.   (AP Photo/Keystone, Walter Bieri)

(Newser) – An Australian teen found out the hard way that Melbourne police take tweets about bombs very seriously ... even if those tweets are just innocent references to pop songs. While attending a Pink concert, the male fan tweeted, referring to her song "Timebomb," "@Pink I'm ready with my Bomb. Time to blowup #RodLaverArena Bitch." Police found the 16-year-old with help from arena staff, who identified him via his profile picture, and he was arrested, Billboard reports.

The tweet "was meant to be about drop the effects, the music, everything—just drop it all," the teen explains. Even so, he's expected to face charges for the now-deleted tweet. His sister tells the Herald Sun security guards "threw him on the ground," after he had been inside the arena just 10 minutes. When approached by security and asked if he was the boy shown in the profile photo, "He thought he'd won something," his sister says. "He didn't deny it was him. He's not a trouble maker."

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Your_Name
Jul 10, 2013 5:17 AM CDT
Apartheid is alive and well in Australia....
bej20A90
Jul 9, 2013 7:18 PM CDT
Pink? Blue is my favorite!
I_hate_to_say
Jul 9, 2013 3:51 PM CDT
The twitter fans should be tweeting about this -- consciousness needs to be raised and warnings given. Freedom of speech is not absolute.