Two British tourists were kicked out of America after joking on Twitter that they were going to “destroy America” and “dig up Marilyn Monroe,” according to the Daily MailDHS Expels Two Brits From America Over Joking Tweet: Report

After landing in Los Angeles International Airport with his friend Emily Bunting, authorities detained and handcuff Leigh Van Bryan, 26, who was then moved into a guarded cell for 12 hours as a result of the offending tweet.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) flagged Bryan as a potential threat after he tweeted out to friends the following message about his Hollywood plans: ‘Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America’.

Leigh’s interrogation included questions about a tweet that he claims is a quote from hit US comedy Family Guy which read: ’3 weeks today, we’re totally in LA p****** people off on Hollywood Blvd and diggin’ Marilyn Monroe up.’

DHS Expels Two Brits From America Over Joking Tweet: ReportBelieve it or not, Leigh claims DHS went looking in his bag for spades and shovels. He also claimed the Feds believed that his female companion was going to be his lookout during the exhumation of Marilyn Monroe.

According to the Daily Mail, the DHS officers’ suspicion was enough to bar the two from entering the country now, and perhaps even in the future.  Bunting said:

‘The officials [DHS] told us we were not allowed in to the country because of Leigh’s tweet. They wanted to know what we were going to do.They asked why we wanted to destroy America and we tried to explain it meant to get trashed and party. I almost burst out laughing when they asked me if I was going to be Leigh’s lookout while he dug up Marilyn Monroe.”

The incident with the two Brits comes on the heels of national news stories that the FBI and DHS are in fact monitoring social media, and are developing better software to that effect.

 

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