PHOENIX — An Arizona man convicted of endangering his 16-year-old nephew’s
life by sending him into a busy intersection with a fake grenade launcher in a
terrorism hoax was sentenced Thursday to two weeks in jail.
Michael David Turley had faced penalties ranging from probation to more than
five years in prison after a jury found him guilty in June of endangerment and
knowingly giving a false impression in the July 2012 mock terrorism scenario at
a northwest Phoenix intersection.
No one was injured in the hoax but authorities say Turley could have gotten his
Turley filmed his nephew pointing the fake grenade launcher at passing cars.
The youth was dressed in a sheet, had a scarf wrapped around his head and made
erratic movements during the video.