US neurosurgeon and low-carbohydrate diet guru Dr. Jack Kruse found himself unceremoniously plucked off a cruise ship and deposited on the shore after a tweet including his name mentioned a bio-terrorist attack against the ship.
According to NewsChannel 5, in Tennessee, the Nashville, Tenn., doctor was supposed to deliver a talk about the benefits of a low-carbohydrate diet aboard the Carnival Cruise ship Magic.
Magic was scheduled to sail from Galveston, TX Sunday afternoon, NewsChannel 5 reported.
That changed when Galveston police knocked on Dr. Kruse’s cabin door prior to the ship’s departure.
Police asked him about tweets that he had sent but “wouldn’t tell me any of the data around the tweets,” Kruse told NewsChannel 5.
Later, Kruse was told that the cruise line had been tipped off to a suspicious tweet several hours earlier. The tweet tied Kruse to a bio-terrorism attack on the boat.
NewsChannel 5 reported that the tweet came from the account @shitkrusesays. It read:
security confiscated dynamite. talk won't be as explosive as one at PaleoFx. still have vial of Legionnaires for epic biohack. #lccruise12.