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Video: Ariz. Filmmaker Arrested for Terror Hoax

September 27, 2012  | 

VIDEO: Phoenix Terror Hoax

The Phoenix Police Department arrested an amateur filmmaker who criticized the response of officers to a terrorist hoax he staged in July.

Michael Turley, 39, had posted his video titled, "Dark Knight Shooting Response, Rocket Launcher Police Test" on YouTube. Turley said he wanted to test police response. To do that, Turley dressed up a 16-year-old boy in a blue sheet and black head covering. He gave the boy a replica RPG launcher and filmed him walking at a public intersection.

In the introduction to the video, Turley mentions the Aurora theater massacre.

On Monday, Phoenix Police arrested Hurley and have recommended charges against the teen involved in the filming, reports the Arizona Republic.

Tags: Phoenix PD, Citizen Video, Stupid Criminals


Comments (8)

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Andy @ 9/27/2012 6:35 PM

The father is damn lucky that no one took out his kid.

Random @ 9/28/2012 1:14 AM

He should have been shot. I support the 2A. This includes grenade launchers. They need to stay in the locker until they are needed. Point them at passing motorists and get shot by a concealed/open carrier.

Ken @ 9/28/2012 4:27 AM

BRAINLESS....lucky some passing motorist didn't make a "hood ornament" out of him....

S.S @ 9/28/2012 8:36 AM

Whatta dumbass. Just another idiot trying to get his 15 minutes of fame. On top of that you have this 16 yr old moron who actually dressed the part and went out into a busy intersection like this. You are damn lucky that you didn't get your dumbass shot.

RMEMAN @ 9/28/2012 10:33 AM

I hope the filmmaker is going to get Child endangerment charges as well! Maybe the filmmaker should do community service and volunteer to be a "test" dummy for combatives?

Capt David-retired LA Cou @ 9/28/2012 1:04 PM

Stupid pranks never cease to amze me...

Cecilio Mendez @ 9/28/2012 7:11 PM

Highest levels and dimensions of stupidity!

John P @ 9/28/2012 7:25 PM

This seems like a really good way to get shot!

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