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Phoenix filmmaker jailed for rocket-launcher hoax

PHOENIX — Phoenix police said they’ve arrested a man after he reportedly
dressed a teenage relative in a sheet and sent him into a street to aim a fake
rocket-propelled grenade launcher at passing cars.

Police spokesman officer James Holmes said Michael D. Turley, 39, was
arrested Monday on charges of knowingly giving a false impression of a terrorist
act, endangerment and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Holmes told KTVK-TV Turley filmed the teen pointing the
fake grenade launcher at passing cars on July 28.

Responding police didn’t make any arrests after Turley told them he was making
a movie.

Police made the arrest after the self-described filmmaker reportedly posted a
video on You Tube that said he was testing how fast Phoenix police responded to
the mock terrorist.


Information from: KTVK-TV,


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