UK’s Telegraph Blames ‘The Hunger Games’ for Completely Unrelated Crime
I suppose one of the ways you know your favorite books have truly made it is when it gets blamed for something completely ridiculous. The UK’s Telegraph is reporting that two crazy men in Utah made a “Hunger Games style” booby trap to harm hikers.
A booby trap on a popular trail in Utah has been discovered, likened to a “real life Hunger Games”, rigged with a trip wire and set up to send a nine-kilo spiked boulder swinging into an unsuspecting hiker, authorities said.
Another trap was designed to trip a passer-by into a bed of sharpened wooden stakes, authorities said.
Two men arrested over the weekend on suspicion of misdemeanor reckless endangerment told authorities the traps were intended for wildlife, but investigators didn’t believe the story.
The suspects built a dead-wood shelter as a possible lure for hikers who could step inside only through the two booby-trapped entrances, Utah County sheriff’s Sgt Spencer Cannon said.
Look, I know The Hunger Games is popular right now, but there’s nothing like this in the books. There aren’t any wooden spike booby traps in the movie either. And as for “style”, do you really need to put a “Hunger Games style” on ways to kill people? Original news sources made no mention of The Hunger Games.