Michael Turley sentenced to 2 weeks in jail for fake 'terrorist attack'

PHOENIX - A man accused of faking a terrorist attack has been sentenced to two weeks in jail and two years' supervised probation.

Michael David Turley, 40, videotaped his nephew dressed up in a cloth and waving a fake rocket launcher on a busy Phoenix street last July.

He was reportedly waiting to see how fast law enforcement would respond.

Police said they arrived about one minute after several 911 calls were made, but the video shows the fake "terrorist" walking the street for about 15 minutes.

When police arrived Turley admitted he and his nephew were making a movie, but didn't tell officers what the video was about.

He was not arrested at the time.

Turley was arrested in September , after the completed video showed up on YouTube and the nature of the video was revealed.

He was charged with giving a false impression of a terrorist act, endangerment, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and misconduct of simulated explosive devices.

During Thursday's sentencing, the judge threw out prison time and dropped a no-contact order with his nephew.

Turley must also avoid alcohol for the term of the probation.

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