US Takes 'Destroy America' Tweet a Little Too Far, Deports British Tourists

When Leigh Van Bryan, a 26-year-old UK national tweeted to his buddies about going to the US and "destroying" it, he only meant he was going to have a great time and perhaps a few drinks, like many other tourists of his age.

However, much to his horror, Bryan's tweet was taken literally by the US anti-terror officers and he as well as one of his buddies were apprehended on entering the country.

Apparently, it all started when Bryan posted a message on Twitter saying, "Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America," reported The Sun.

Bryan's tweet was tracked down by US 'intelligence' agencies, who seemingly failed to decipher the encrypted meaning behind it. As soon as Bryan and his buddy landed in the US, they were detained by armed guards and quizzed for a good five hours before finally being handcuffed and led away.

One Homeland Security officer reportedly told him: "You've really f***ed up with that tweet, boy."

They were then put in a van with a group of illegal immigrants, and were taken to a prison where they were locked up overnight. They had to spend the night in separate cells - Bryan apparently shared his accomodation with a Mexican drug dealer - before eventually being put on a flight home.