A 22-year-old guy named Erik Villasenor in Sylmar, California lives with his parents, and got roped into going to the Los Angeles County Fair with them this past weekend.
And he REALLY didn't want to go . . . so on Friday, he sent an email to the fair saying, quote, "I was told that someone was planning on doing a mass shooting on Sunday at the fairground."
The police and FBI traced the email to him within hours.
Fortunately, it really WAS a hoax . . . but he was still arrested for making a false threat.
And the police say they'll be looking for Erik to reimburse them for the cost of the investigation around his fake threat.