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A Guy in France Got Three Months in Prison for Texting His Ex the Gun Emoji

The judge determined the gun emoji was essentially a death threat and sentenced the guy to six months, three of them suspended.
March 31, 2016, 9:31pm
Photo via iPhone screenshot

Photo via iPhone screenshot

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We all have messages that we wish we could un-send, but some texts can actually have serious consequences. On Tuesday, a French judge sentenced a man to six months behind bars (three of them suspended) after the dude texted his ex-girlfriend the gun emoji, according to the Local.

The brazen 22-year-old apparently did not take their breakup well, and started flooding his ex's phone with texts, including one that featured the menacing emoji.

The ex-girlfriend decided to take the trigger-happy texter to court, saying she felt terrified in public and experienced nightmares. The judge determined the gun emoji was a death threat "via image" and sentenced the guy to hard time, also imposing a roughly $1,140 fine.

Something to bear in mind next time you get spurned and are feeling impulsive, people.