Phoenix Filmmaker Charged With Staging Incident To Draw Law-Enforcement

Setting your nephew up an ersatz terrorist is not cool


A Phoenix man dressed his nephew in a sheet and sent him into a busy street with a fake grenade launcher, filming the masked teenager pointing the weapon at passing cars to see how long it took police to respond, authorities said.

Michael D. Turley was arrested Monday, nearly two months after the bizarre film was posted to YouTube. He posted $5,000 bond and was released.