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Alabama student arrested for making bomb threat to prevent friend from losing large bet

Don’t do this. Ever.

LSU Tigers running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire scores a touchdown during a game between the Florida Gators and the LSU Tigers on October 12, 2019, at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Photo by John Korduner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The LSU Tigers thumped the Florida Gators in Baton Rouge this past weekend, and somehow Alabama has become part of the story. A student at the University of Alabama allegedly called in a bomb threat to Tiger Stadium because he wanted to get the game canceled so a friend would not lose a significant bet, according to Louisiana new station WBRZ (h/t Deadspin).

Alabama freshman Connor Bruce Croll was arrested under the Louisiana terrorizing law, according to the Tuscaloosa News. It is a felony to “intentionally communicate information of a crime of violence, which causes the public to be in sustained fear for their safety, causes the evacuation of a building, or other serious disruption to the general public.” It can result in a fine of up to $15,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 15 years.

We can keep this one pretty simple and serious. There is never a reason to call in a bomb threat to a stadium. Whether it be to get out of a sports bet or for any other reason, there is never a reason to do it. It shouldn’t need to be said, but there it is.

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