47-Year-Old Man Going to Prison for Threatening to Blow Up One Direction

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A middle-aged man has been sentenced to 8 months in prison for calling in a bomb threat to a stadium that was due to host boy band One Direction.

Spurred by vehement hate in his heart for Harry, Niall, Zayn, Liam, and Louis (and, apparently, major distress that he couldn't get concert tickets for his daughters), 47-year-old William H. Klein made a call from a 7-Eleven payphone to Hershey Park, a venue in Hershey, Pennsylvania, threatening to blow it up. From the F.B.I.:

On July 5, 2013, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts received a call at approximately 9:52 p.m. in which a male caller stated, “If One Direction plays tomorrow, the stadium will blow up.” The stadium was placed on lockdown before the concert, a bomb sweep was performed, and a bag check was performed on all patrons coming into the stadium.

Klein was caught after 7-Eleven video surveillance footage identified him as the caller. On Tuesday a District Court judge sentenced him to 8 months in prison, after which he'll have two months of house arrest and two years of supervised release. 

For what it's worth, 1D played the show – after Hershey Park went through a thorough inspection, of course. That, my friends, is the ultimate justice. Not even bomb scares can stop 1D. And because this is the internet, here's the concert IN ITS ENTIRETY:

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