*Lionel Richie‘s son, model Miles Brockman Richie, was detained and issued a caution in London after allegedly wildin’ out at Heathrow airport and claiming he had a bomb. He then slugged a security guard, TMZ reports.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police in London told the outlet that a 24-year-old man “accepted a caution” Saturday for “communicating false information causing a bomb hoax and battery following an incident at Heathrow (Airport) Terminal 5.”
According to eyewitnesses who spoke to TMZ, Miles reportedly became irate after he couldn’t board a flight. He then claimed he had a bomb in his bag, which he threatened to detonate if he wasn’t allowed on the plane.
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When law enforcement showed up, Miles allegedly punched one of the guards. That’s when he was detained and issued a caution on site.
According to Metro, accepting a caution in England is similar to admitting guilt and accepting responsibility for an offense.
When a caution is issued, the person who receives it is not booked or charged with a crime. They also don’t need to appear in court. The caution does, however, go on their permanent record. It’s a way to keep low-level crimes out of court and a means of unclogging the criminal justice system.
According to The Sun, Miles would have faced jail time had he been charged with a crime.