Set Fatal Booby Trap, Get Your Wrist Slapped
America’s totally lopsided ideas of crime and punishment have been ranted about for decades. Smoke marijuana, go to prison for thirty years. Swindle millions of people out of their homes and life savings, get a larger bonus next year. Etc.
But this is the last straw. In Utah, two neckdrooling inbreds were arrested for setting potentially fatal booby traps along a heavily-used public trail. They were arrested, charged with a misdemeanor and released.
Benjamin Steven Rutkowski, 19, of Orem, Utah and Kai Matthew Christensen, 21, of Provo were arrested, charged with reckless endangerment and released on bail. Reckless endangerment??? Skateboarding too fast on a crowded sidewalk — that’s “reckless endangerment.” Setting fatal booby traps which, by a roll of the dice, didn’t snare or kill anybody — that’s pre-meditated. Throw the key away.
These traps are straight out of those Grade Z movies we’ve all seen. Step on a hidden wire and a twenty-pound spiked boulder smashes into your head. Step on a different wire and you fall onto a bed of sharp wooden stakes.
But this was in real life. The two knuckledraggers claimed their traps were only targeted at wildlife (which should be illegal but isn’t). A local sheriff said:
“This is a shelter put together by people, visited by people — anything that would be impacted by their device would have to be human. It took some time to build these traps. They took rope, heavy-duty fishing line, and they intended what the traps were going to do…Who goes up this trail thinking, ‘I'm going to have to look out for booby traps?’ A kid could say, 'Oh cool, a shelter,' and run right across the trip line.”
Benjamin Steven Rutkowski and Kai Matthew Christensen should get long prison sentences, spending every day of their pitiful lives being passed around from cell to cell like a peace pipe. (Name that movie.)
Second choice: the townspeople of Orem and Provo will communicate — very very clearly — exactly what they think of these two sickfucks.