Monday, August 5, 2013

Miss Utah contestant charged with making, throwing homemade bombs at people and houses

A contestant set to compete in the Miss Utah pageant was arrested early Saturday morning along with three friends after allegedly throwing homemade bombs at people and homes. The 18 year-old, along with 3 friends made the bombs themselves and later threw them out of a car window at neighborhoods in the area.

KUTV reports:

 A probable cause statement released by the Salt Lake County Jail states that Miss Riverton, Kendra Gill, as well as Bryce Stone, Shanna Smith and John Reagh, admitted to buying plastic bottles, aluminum foil and household chemicals at a local store before building the bombs and throwing them from their car near 13800 South 4100 West and other Riverton neighborhoods. Witnesses reported people throwing the devices from a dark gray or black vehicle Stone was driving late Friday night or early Saturday morning. "They were throwing them at both property and people," said Unified Fire Authority Capt. Clint Mecham. "This goes well beyond a teenage prank.
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