Man points fake grenade launcher at cars; uncle convicted of terrorism hoax

Man points fake grenade launcher at cars; uncle convicted of terrorism hoax

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Man points fake grenade launcher at cars; uncle convicted of terrorism hoax

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by CNN

KMOV.com

Posted on June 18, 2013 at 10:27 AM

(CNN) -- A man who paraded his cloaked 16-year-old nephew around a busy Phoenix intersection with a fake rocket-propelled grenade launcher was found guilty Monday on endangerment and terrorism hoax charges.

Michael David Turley, 40, posted a video on YouTube last year showing the teen walking around the streets covered in a sheet and pointing the fake weapon at cars. The video went viral with more than 250,000 hits.

In the video, a man says he and an actor are trying to test how police would respond to such a scene at a busy intersection.

In the video, a man says he and an actor are trying to test how police would respond to such a scene at a busy intersection.

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