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Two young men in Utah have been arrested for setting potentially deadly booby traps along a popular hiking trail south of Salt Lake City. One of the traps was a 20-pound boulder rigged with wooden spikes that, when triggered by a trip wire, would swing across the trail at head height, the Washington Times reports. The other was a spike-filled pitfall trap, according to the BBC.
Benjamin Steven Rutkowski, 19, and Kai Matthew Christensen, 21, were arrested and released on bail last Saturday. They say the traps, which were built around a makeshift shelter, were meant for animals. Prosecutors are reportedly preparing misdemeanor charges all the same.