Scottish Man Hands Himself Over to Police After Offensive Tweet

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An unholy furor erupted Monday in Scotland over a tweet by someone we wrote about earlier this year.


Ross Loraine, who this summer shared an #epicfail newspaper headline involving the World Cup and James Bond, tweeted on Monday something very different: an utterly offensive joke about the horrible runaway garbage truck incident in Glasgow, Scotland that claimed the lives of six people. The reason we’re drawing attention to this is not because of the Twitter storm itself, but rather because of what the tweeter did afterwards:

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “A 19-year-old man from Sunderland handed himself into police on Monday evening and has been arrested on suspicion of making a malicious communication.”



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