Three men arrested in bomb hoax
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
1/29/13 at 2:56 PM
A fake bomb prank Monday in downtown Tulsa resulted in three arrests.
A woman called Tulsa police after a man set down a bag containing what appeared to be a bomb in front of her near Fifth Street and Boston Avenue around 5 p.m., according to a police report.
The woman told police that she ran away and was in fear for her life.
Responding officers encountered Daniel Blake Nix, 22, and Nathan Michael Howe, 21, both of Broken Arrow, in the area and found they were carrying a black computer bag containing two metal pipes with threading, an empty oil container, some plastic tubing and an audio recorder. They were also reportedly carrying video equipment, police said.
“The subjects told police that the bag was used as a part of a prank that they were filming. The prank was to give the bag, with its contents, to an unsuspecting individual (and) then run off, leaving the bag and its contents,” the report states.
“The incident was being filmed with the intent of getting a reaction of the subjects and posting it online.”
Nix, Howe and a third man — Logan Sours, 25, of Tulsa — were each arrested on a complaint of manufacturing, possessing, selling or delivering a simulated bomb.
The men each posted bail on a $50,000 bond and were released from the Tulsa Jail on Tuesday.
From left to right, Logan Sours, 25, Daniel Blake Nix, 22, and Nathan Michael Howe, 21.