Late Night: Beauty Queen Bomber, Grumpy Old Rock Star

Kids these day! Get offa my lawn! While prog rock/death metal guru Rob Zombie has to suffer through the noise from a skateboard park in his wealthy suburban town of Woodbury, CT, at least he doesn’t have a bomb throwing beauty queen to contend with.  That’s Utah’s problem.

Eighteen-year old Kendra Gill,  crowned Miss Riverton in June of this year and set to progress to the Miss Utah pageant, has had her dreams of bathing suit competition success tossed away and imploded by what what one of her cohorts called


More like bombing. Gill and three of her friends,  Bryce Stone, Shanna Smith and John Reagh purchased plastic bottles, toilet bowl cleanser and tin foil at a local Walmart store in Riverton, a town about 20 minutes outside of Salt Lake City, combined the stuff and began tossing them at people and property. All the bombs went off, but no damage or injuries were reported. One of the homemade bombs was lobbed at the home of Bryce Stone’s ex-girlfriend.  Unified Fire Authority Captain Clint Mecham told KUTV:

They’re very caustic, very nasty. So they can cause injury to somebody just if the chemicals get on somebody, much less the fragmentation of the shrapnel damage that can be caused. They can very easily cause serious harm or even death.

The morans are each facing ten felony counts of setting off an incendiary device.

11 Responses to "Late Night: Beauty Queen Bomber, Grumpy Old Rock Star"
Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 6, 2013 08:07 pm 1

No skate parks for old men! Oh the irony, because you know somewhere in America as kid blasts Rob Zombie’s”Let It All Bleed Out” both his parents and ZOmbie are yelling “TOO LOUD! TOO LOUD!”

ThingsComeUndone | Tuesday August 6, 2013 08:13 pm 2

I would hope the kids get some psych treatment. Jail time too but thats for a jury to decide. But I would hope psych treatment would be mandatory.

Alex Gordon | Tuesday August 6, 2013 08:17 pm 3

Rob’s getting his AARP card next year.

Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 6, 2013 08:20 pm 4
In response to ThingsComeUndone @ 2

Oh I think they’ll be going to jail. That they specifically targeted one of the guy’s ex-girlfriend is pretty bad.

Lisa Derrick | Tuesday August 6, 2013 08:45 pm 5

The seriously bored kids of suburbia. But I wonder if they had been brown skinned, say second generation brown people if the charges of terrorism wouldnt be added…

eCAHNomics | Tuesday August 6, 2013 08:47 pm 6

presstv did a documentary on college frats & pledging & drinking. Scarey stuff. I didn’t note which of their documentary categories it was in (frankly didn’t want to know about drunk-to-death so turned it off), and search function doesn’t work well so no link.

onitgoes | Tuesday August 6, 2013 09:58 pm 7

These dolts live in Utah? Where that giant NSA database is?? Howzit that the all-seeing eye of the NSA missed out on this?? What’re my taxes paying for? /not total snark

gannonguckert | Tuesday August 6, 2013 10:51 pm 8
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 4

OK, you said you think there’s jail time involved. I’m sufficiently flabbergasted as to make a minor commitment to following the case a bit. I mean, come on, these are white kids in Utah; I’m not just being snarky…maybe, maybe, a couple weekends picking up trash along the motorway…

gannonguckert | Tuesday August 6, 2013 10:59 pm 9
In response to gannonguckert @ 8

It’s as bad as I thought: says 2012 – 2013 data show Utah 80% non-hispanic white, with another 15% black and/or hispanic.

2007 sentencing project shows 92% of jail or prison population in Utah is black and/or hispanic.

fritter | Wednesday August 7, 2013 06:26 am 10

Ridiculous overreaction. Why liberals and conservatives can come together to imprison children is beyond me. First off, until proven guilty they are innocent, even the beauty queen. No one was hurt, if we start imprisoning teenagers for every thing that *could* hurt someone they’ll all spend the rest of their life in prison.

Second, the implication that we should use draconian techniques against a group of people because of their race is reprehensible. The authoritarian, elitist underpinnings of this article and some comments show how on balance the only difference between conservatives and liberals are the stickers on their cars. Shameful. I just can’t believe anyone could endorse 10 felony counts for the equivalent of throwing firecrackers out of a car and then be surprised, SURPRISED, that the legal system is unfair or that it could be used to destroy some group of people you care about.

Lisa Derrick | Wednesday August 7, 2013 11:56 am 11
In response to fritter @ 10

They made bombs–using chemicals and other items. They specifically targeted an ex-girlfriend of one of the guys. Ten felony counts seem a bit excessive, but they should be punished. They went out of their way to make mayhem to to assualt the home of the home some. That their bombs didn’t harm anyone–their intent was to do so.

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