Updated Aug 8, 2013 - 12:46 pm
Phoenix man jailed for 2 weeks in terrorism hoax
PHOENIX -- An Arizona man convicted of endangering his 16-year-old nephew's life by sending him into a busy intersection with a fake grenade launcher in a terrorism hoax was sentenced Thursday to two weeks in jail.
Michael David Turley had faced penalties ranging from probation to more than five years in prison after a jury found him guilty in June of endangerment and knowingly giving a false impression in the July 2012 mock terrorism scenario at a northwest Phoenix intersection.
No one was injured in the hoax but authorities say Turley could have gotten his nephew killed.
Turley filmed his nephew pointing the fake grenade launcher at passing cars.
The youth was dressed in a sheet, had a scarf wrapped around his head and made erratic movements during the video.