Beauty queen had bombs: Report

2013-08-10 22:50


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Salt Lake City - Prosecutors have filed charges of bomb possession against a recently crowned Utah beauty pageant winner.

Kendra McKenzie Gill was arrested with three accomplices for what one described as a prank.

All four face the same set of four felony charges, prosecutor Blake Nakamura said on Saturday.

The 18-year-olds were arrested after driving around neighbourhoods and allegedly tossing plastic bottles filled with caustic chemicals at people they knew.

Nobody was injured.

"We don't really understand a clear reason for their behaviour," Nakamura said.

"The reason we charged them is obviously, what they possessed was indeed explosives and we're alleging they were throwing them near homes and at people, and therefore, had the potential to cause a great deal of harm."

Felony bomb possession is punishable by one to 15 years in prison.

Gill was crowned Miss Riverton, topping a slate of nine beauty contestants earlier this summer in the Salt Lake City suburb.

She showed off years of piano training with a Scott Joplin number and took home a $2 000 scholarship.

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