Utah pageant winner accused of throwing bombs
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say the recently crowned Miss Riverton, Utah, has been arrested on suspicion of throwing homemade bombs out of a car.
Police say the four admitted buying plastic bottles, aluminum foil and household chemicals before putting together the explosives and throwing them in neighborhoods. Nine incidents were reported, although police say nobody was injured.
Stone reportedly told police that he and his friends were “pranking” with fireworks.
The South Valley Journal reports Gill won a $2,000 scholarship in the June 8 pageant. About 40,000 people live in Riverton, 20 miles south of Salt Lake City.