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Provo Canyon Booby Trapped

post #1 of 10
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Ran across an article today from the San Francisco chronicle. Two young men decided it would be cool to build a wilderness shelter in Utah's Provo Canyon and then have a trip wire on either entrance that swung down this nasty widow making device:

 

Booby.jpg

 

Fortunately the ranger who ran across it was ex-military and specially trained in detection of things like this. This time of year there is a lot of hiking there, but I believe some individuals do backcountry skiing there in the winter?

 

Read more from the SF Chronicle and Unofficial Networks.

post #2 of 10

Wow, lotta absolute morons and/or a-holes out there.

post #3 of 10

I've seen it before.  Can't remember where or when, but it's nothing new.nonono2.gif

post #4 of 10

wow, very sad/pathetic.  Sounds as if they caught em given it was "two young men"

post #5 of 10

What a stupid thing to do, the idiots are quite lucky that no one was hurt.

According to an article I read, they were able to identify the two people who set up the traps through social networking sites.

Hopefully the justice system is able to give them some common sense.

Some more pictures:

Booby-Trap.jpg

Booby2.jpg

Link to unofficial networks post: http://unofficialnetworks.com/utah-trails-booby-trapped-92926/

post #6 of 10

This shows why the only animal I'm afraid of in the woods is the kind that walks on two legs.

 

post #7 of 10

So not only are these morons dumb enough to set up a booby trap to guard their awesome stick shack, they also talk about it on Facebook. These guys are brain surgeons no doubt about it. Hope they throw the book at them. 

post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Ske-Bum View Post

So not only are these morons dumb enough to set up a booby trap to guard their awesome stick shack, they also talk about it on Facebook. These guys are brain surgeons no doubt about it. Hope they throw the book at them. 

 

Unfortunately without having actually injured anyone the strongest penalty they can pursue I believe was a misdemeanor intent to injure. So probably not much if any jail time.

post #9 of 10

Sometimes young people do dumb things. Putting them in jail isn't always the best response.

 

o

post #10 of 10

 

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Originally Posted by outlier View Post

Sometimes young people do dumb things. Putting them in jail isn't always the best response.

 

o

 

I agree.

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