Paul Chambers was not happy when Hood Doncaster was closed in because of heavy snow.

So the 26-year-old tweeted to his 600 followers: “Robin Hood Airport is closed. You’ve got a week… otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!”

Mr Chambers’ tweet was discovered by the airport a few days later when a manager searched for “Robin Hood Airport” using Twitter’s search facility.

And as a result, Mr Chambers was swiftly arrested.

Earlier this month, a court found him guilty of sending a menacing electronic communication, fining him £385.

And he was also sacked from his job as an accountant.

Mr Chambers said he had no idea anyone at Robin Hood Airport would see the tweet, and explained that it had never crossed his mind anyone might take it seriously.

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(via BBC News)