Dad Jailed For Threat To Blow Up One Direction Concert After He Failed To Get Tickets For Daughters

14/08/2014 16:58 | Updated 20 May 2015

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A contender for the world's most embarrassing dad award has been jailed for threatening to bomb a One Direction concert after he failed to get tickets for his two obsessed daughters.

William H. Klein, 47, pleaded guilty to a charge of interstate communication with threat to injure after he was traced by the surveillance footage.

His defence lawyer said his daughters are now 'even more upset' with him.

Kids, eh? Soooooooo ungrateful!

According to court documents, divorced Klein had promised to take his two daughters to the show on July 6 last year.

Not surprisingly, the concert, had been sold out for months. When he broke the news to his daughters, one of them threatened to never speak to him again.

So the day before the gig, Klein decided to phone in a bomb threat hoping that by telling his girls the concert had been cancelled, they wouldn't be so upset.

He called the Hersheypark Stadium in Pennsylvania saying: "If One Direction plays tomorrow, the stadium will blow up."

The concert wasn't cancelled but the threat did cause police and stadium staff to carry out extensive security measures.

The stadium was placed on lock down before the concert, police conducted a bomb sweep and security personnel searched every bag entering the stadium.

Police later traced the call to a payphone outside a 7-Eleven store and tracked Klein down through CCTV footage.

Klein was jailed for eight months.


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