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AUSTRALIA – A man in Australia learned the hard way just how fast a rumor can spread after he was shamed on social media by a woman who mistakenly called him a “creep.” It all started after the man took a selfie with a cardboard cutout of Darth Vader to send to his kids.

While he was snapping the photo, the man says there were kids waiting in line to do the same, so he told them he’d only be a second, But that’s not how it looked to one mom.

Apparently, the woman thought he was taking pics of her kids so she took a photo of him and posted it on Facebook warning people about him. Her post was shared thousands of times.

Because of the social media mishap, the man says he received gotten death threats and was forced to go to police to get the whole thing straightened out.