26 Apr '12, 10am

Deadly Booby Traps Set on Popular Utah Trail | Care2 Causes

Deadly Booby Traps Set on Popular Utah Trail | Care2 Causes

In news that’s disturbing at best, two men have been arrested for suspicion of misdemeanor reckless endangerment for setting up military-style booby traps along a popular hiking trail in Provo Canyon, Utah. The traps, which included a 20-pound spiked boulder that was rigged by a tripwire to swing at a person’s head level, and another designed with fishing line to trip an unsuspecting hiker or animal to fall into a bed of wooden stakes (photos ), were built near a makeshift shelter. The two men, Benjamin Steven Rutkowski, 19, of Orem and Kai Matthew Christensen, 21, of Provo, claim the traps were intended for wildlife, but authorities don’t buy it. “This is a shelter put together by people, visited by people ― anything that would be impacted by their device would have to be humans,” said Utah County sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Cannon. “It took some time to build these traps. The...

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