(Newser) – This time, an Internet commenter accused of taking things too far is in legal trouble. Police in California say 21-year-old Yale dropout Eric Yee wrote that he wouldn’t mind killing kids who buy LeBron’s pricey new sneakers. He allegedly made the comment on ESPN.com, which had posted a story about the shoes. Moderators called the cops, who tracked down Lee and charged him with possessing an illegal firearm, reports AP. It’s not clear whether he’ll face specific charges on the threat. The exact comment isn’t available, but police paraphrased it and said Yee wrote that he “was watching children and wouldn’t mind murdering them.” He also brought up the Aurora massacre. An ESPN spokesman tells LA Weekly that the paraphrase is accurate. Yee’s lawyer says everyone is taking things way too seriously, but it doesn’t help that his client’s neighborhood overlooks two schools.
Well would you look at that. Looks like you can’t just run around the interweb like some sort of wordsmith terrorist saying whatever you want about whoever you want. Take note, minions. You wanna kill kids who buy $275 sneakers? Go ahead. Just don’t say that shit in my comments section. Think twice before you guys tell me you’re gonna hunt me down at Rathbones and kill me with your bare hands. You wanna comment that you want to murder my mother simply because she gave birth to me? Don’t be surprised when the Feds burst into your mom’s basement and interrupts your game of Warcraft for making threats. Finally, some internet justice is being served. Throw The Jew Down The Well better watch out.