Man Arrested, School Locked Down Over Star Wars Spoilers

This whole Stars Wars thing may finally be getting out of hand
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2015 6:58 PM CST
A scene from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." A Montana teenager was charged with threatening to shoot his friend for spoiling plot details from the movie.   (Film Frame/Disney/Copyright Lucasfilm 2015 via AP)

(Newser) – An 18-year-old Montana man turned to the Dark Side last week, allegedly threatening to shoot a friend for spoiling Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the AP reports. Police say Arthur Roy sent his friend a picture of himself with a gun—which he implied had a "hair trigger"—on Thursday and threatened to come to his school to shoot him. His friend's offense? Revealing some plot details of The Force Awakens over Facebook. The friend told school officials about the picture. And according to the Billings Gazette, the friend's school, Front Street Learning Center in Helena, was locked down Friday morning over concerns about Roy's threat.

Police arrested Roy on Friday afternoon, and on Monday he was charged with felony assault with a weapon, the AP reports. According to the Billings Gazette, Roy remains in custody on $10,000 bond. The gun in the picture turned out to be a BB gun. Roy is also facing charges for felony sexual intercourse without consent in an unrelated incident. Police say Roy had sex with a 14-year-old girl—who is legally too young to give consent in Montana—in October.

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