J.J. Abrams spent more than 3 years trying to keep the secrets of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on lockdown. So it's understandable that some fans would be upset upon hearing certain spoilers before they got a chance to see the movie. But is learning the truth about Han Solo and Kylo Ren really something to kill for? One Star Wars fan sure thought so. And he's now sitting in jail over it.
A Montana man is charged with threatening to shoot a boy after certain spoilers were revealed on Facebook. The subplot was given away during an online conversation, which greatly upset Arthur Charles Roy, who lives in the city of Helena. Roy, 18, became enraged this past Thursday, and in retaliation, he sent a picture of himself with a gun, threatening to come to the victim's school and shoot him.
Roy described his gun as a Colt 1911, and claimed that it had a 'hair trigger', according to court records. He was charged with felony assault with a weapon on Monday, appearing in the Lewis and Clark County Justice Court. As of now, the 18-year-old is still sitting in jail with bail set at $10,000. It is not clear if Roy got a chance to see the movie before he was arrested, but that seems unlikely.
The victim called a school resource officer on Thursday to report the threat. This resulted in Helena's alternative high school coming under lock down. Many of the students attending the school expressed their fears that Roy would follow through with his threats. After his arrest on Friday, Roy refused to give a statement on advice from his attorney.
Arthur Charles' mom claims the weapon in the photo was a BB gun, and question authorities on why they had her son locked up. Roy already has a public defender stemming from a completely different and unrelated case. That man, Chris Abbott, was unavailable for comment, and it's not clear if Abbot was also assigned to this new case. So, what do you think? Does anyone, regardless of who they are, deserve to be shot for revealing spoilers?