Rock Burglar Goes to Prison, Terrorist-Hoaxer Gets Jail Time, and More
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Welcome to Courthouse Update, a weekly rundown of goings-on at the Maricopa County Superior Court.
This week, the "Rock Burglar" gets prison time, a terrorist hoax earns one man a stint in jail, another man is found guilty in a meth-fueled ambulance theft, and more:
- Michael Turley, of terrorist-hoax video fame, sentenced to two years supervised probation and two weeks in jail.
Turley was arrested after police discovered he allegedly put his nephew up to this to "test" the Phoenix Police Department's response to a terrorist situation. To do this, Turley had his 16-year-old nephew wear a sheet on his body and a towel on his head, while he ran around a Phoenix intersection with a fake rocket-propelled grenade launcher. One motorist reportedly testified that he considered mowing over the boy. The Maricopa County Attorney's Office didn't like the video too much, as County Attorney Bill Montgomery issued a statement Thursday calling Turley's stunt "idiotic." A jury found Turley guilty of endangerment and knowingly giving a false impression.
See also: Michael Turley Allegedly Put His Own Nephew Up to the Task of Pretending to Be a Terrorist
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