.What does the city have to do with this? The Miss Whatever pageants
are separate, not governmental, agencies.OR....do I detect pressure
from "outside sources" against the police department for daring to
arrest these little angels (adults), and it's up to an emergency city
meeting to sort it all out?
Most likely it's an attempt to embarrass and call attention to the accused,
who should know better. Stop thinking everything's a conspiracy.
Utah beauty queens have been having a difficult time of late.
When I woke up this morning, I didn't foresee writing these words today:
"Impeach Miss Riverton."
I wonder what the competition looked like? Oh Yeah... Riverton.
The irony in our pop culture is that the disgraced pageant winners are the ones
I have lived in Riverton. It can be reasonably described as suburbia
encroaching on the Wild West. I must say, however, that I can't keep
myself from laughing at someone who lists his location as West Valley thinking
he is in a position to make fun of Riverton....
She looks pretty stressed out. I hope they learn something and better days are
I guess this beauty queen didn't want world peace.....
Pretty minimal level of criminal activity here. Except for one of the people
being involved In (silly!) beauty pageant stuff, the whole thing is barely
newsworthy.On the bright side, at least these are all native born
"...and if elected Miss Riverton, I will enjoy helping out in the community,
volunteering at the hospital and animal shelter, delivering meals to the
elderly, organizing neighborhood clean-ups, spearheading recycling efforts, and
throwing bombs at innocent people with my friends. Thank you."
Most of these comments are hilarious!Of course, the material is
inherently comedic.Thanks for the entertainment!
"Very minimal level of criminal activity here".Huh?Probably
not for a young lady who was going to be vying for the title of "Miss
People all over the valley do this and worse, even otherwise, "law
biding" citizens.They just happened to get caught.
If she is convicted, I hope she is forced to relinquish her crown. But, to be
fair, the pageant should wait (if possible) until after the trial. A person
should be regarded as innocent until proven guilty; just being arrested does not
prove guilt. If she really is guilty, the honest thing would be for her to
voluntarily relinquish her crown. I hope her first runner-up would be a more
upstanding ambassador for the City of Riverton.
re: DN Subscriber 2"Pretty minimal level of criminal activity
here."Yeah, other than it being a 1st degree felony under the
Utah Criminal Code section 76-10-306(4)(b).
Sounds like a double date went awry.
I think these so called "bottle bombs" containing a "coctail" of
chemicals are probably just Dry ice and water in a bottle. They are indeed loud,
and could possibly rupture an eardrum at close proximity, but hardly lethal. The
Myth Busters proved it, look it up. They shouldn't have been doing this
crazy activity, poor judgment, but hardly worthy of 10 criminal counts.
Miss America contestants (even down to the city title) have rules about this
kind of stuff. "She must never have been convicted of any crime and does not
have any criminal charges pending. She must never have been engaged in any
activity which is or could be characterized as dishonest, immoral, immodest,
indecent or in bad taste." Since this Miss was arrested, her title and crown
will go to the 1st runner-up.
re: el steve oI get it that the older generation used to greatly
entertain themselves with dry ice bombs. Just to be sure that we're not
letting our generation create problems for the younger one by promoting the
actions as "no big deal". To be clear, I know several youth who now have
felonies on their records for setting off "dry ice" bombs.
The cocktail of chemicals was likely aluminum and hydrochloride acid. When they
react they produce hydrogen gas and aluminum chloride. Like a dry ice bomb with
a little acid in it. It is dangerous but not as dangerous as stated in this
In era of suspending elementary kids for pointing their finger like a gun, there
is probably much less here than meets the eye. I have a hard time believing this
rises to the level of a felony. I wouldn't be surprised if this was a
double-date gone awry with the poor judgement of one or two boys trying to
impress a couple of girls. I suspect local law enforcement is exaggerating the
events to flex their muscle and make a statement. Not uncommon in my community
when I was a kid when we did stupid stuff but not necessarily worthy of prime
placement on a major news website. Possibly equally poor judgement on the part
Riverton FD and PD and Deseret News for playing with people's lives, each
for their own reasons. The Bridger Hunt experience from a few years ago reminds
us explosive devices can be dangerous. I doubt this was that. The lack of
details in the story along with Mecham's claim that it could have killed
someone don't make sense. It doesn't sound like the behavior was
malicious. It was likely stupid, not well-thought out and worthy of citation.
Agree. This is not worthy of felony arrest. Yeah these kids need to be scared
straight but NOT get a permanent criminal record. People get away with a lot
worse offenses with barely a slap on the wrist. Who hasn't done stupid
stuff like this when they were a kid? People are way to uptight these days.
Keep it classy Riverton!
When I lived in Kearns someone put one of these type of bombs in my mailbox.
Blew it up. I found pieces of my mailbox on my roof. Just a teenage prank. I
don't think so. Shame on Miss Riverton and the others involved. When I
first started driving a bus I car full of teenagers pulled next to me and told
me there was a bomb on board. They thought it was a joke. Yes it was a prank
and I did not report it. If I had they could have been in serious trouble.
I just roared when I read most of these comments, especially the ones about not
wanting world peace, someone in West Valley making fun of Riverton and a double
date that went awry.After reading about the death of a missionary in
Wyoming and a shooting in Pennsylvania, I needed a good laugh.Now
then, punish the little folks and remind them to act like adults, since they are
now 18. And hopefully their embarrassed families will try a little harder to
teach their younger siblings about being good citizens.
@GiuseppeG We have way too many felonies on the books. I can see if they were
throwing dangerous explosives right at people (and if they were then yes, that,
is a problem). But if these were little more than homemade fireworks thrown on
driveways I think we need to just let it go. We have enough people with a
criminal record who have no chance of getting decent jobs who end up on welfare
or homeless as it is-why throw away another kids life over a stupid mistake?
Way to go Miss Riverton!!! NOT smart!
Mentos and soda pop. I call for more candy control. There should be a background
check for anybody buying soda pop or candy!
Judges: Umm, hello Miss First Runner Up--remember when we said, "if for any
reason our winner is unable to perform her duties.....?" Look,
I'm not saying she should automatically lose her crown and not be able to
compete in the Miss Utah Contest, but there's no way she should be in the
running for Miss Congeniality.
I can see the made-for-TV drama on Lifetime: "Blond Bombshell: A Night of
Terror"They'll get Linsey Lohan to star in her comeback
performance with Paris Hilton as her accomplice. Perhaps they can get Honey Boo
Boo Child to be one of the contestants in the Riverton pageant in the lead up to
the crime. Can't wait!
These funny bombs are capable of blowing off fingers and creating serious
chemical burns to anyone who touches them. Police across the nation are taking
them very seriously. The combination of aluminum foil and toilet cleaner
creates hydrochloric acid and hydrogen gas. There are various kinds with
various bad effects, but commonly it takes 10 minutes to go off.
re: Say No to BOBeauty pageants have spawned reality TV.re: justamacguyYou haven't been keeping on Mayor Bloomberg
& NYC; have you?