Charges filed in downtown Tulsa fake-bomb prank
BY KENDRICK MARSHALL World Staff Writer
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
2/06/13 at 9:47 PM
Charged were filed Wednesday against three men who are accused of attempting a fake-bomb prank in downtown Tulsa.
Daniel Blake Nix, 22, Nathan Michael Howe, 21, both of Broken Arrow, and Logan Sours, 25, of Tulsa, are charged with making a telephone bomb threat, according to Tulsa County District Court filings.
The men are accused by prosecutors of "willfully and maliciously acting in concert to convey a false threat of a bomb to (a woman) by putting her in fear of bodily injury," court documents say.
The woman called the police after one of the men placed a bag containing what appeared to be a bomb in front of her near Fifth Street and Boston Avenue about 5 p.m. Jan. 28, a police report says. The woman told police that she ran away in fear for her life.
The three were found by police in the area carrying a black computer bag containing two metal pipes, an empty oil container, plastic tubing and an audio recorder, the report says. The men also had video equipment, police reported.
Police said the men told them the bag was part of a prank that they were filming, the report says. The prank included giving the bag to an unsuspecting individual and then running off, leaving behind the bag and its contents, the report indicates.
During interviews with detectives, the men explained that the prank was being filmed with the purpose of getting a reaction from the victims to later post online.
The men were booked into the Tulsa Jail that evening and were released after posting $50,000 bond each, jail records show.
Daniel Blake Nix
Nathan Michael Howe