A Utah County man's booby traps near a crude fort along a hiking trail have snared him 20 days in jail.
Benjamin Steven Rutkowski, 20, of Orem, was sentenced Wednesday in 4th District Court. The man will have to report to the Utah County jail within a week. He was also ordered to complete a year of probation.
According to court documents, Rutkowski and Kai Matthew Christensen, 21, of Provo, built two traps around a man-made shelter near the Big Springs trailhead in Provo Canyon: a suspended ball of rocks and sharpened sticks that would "swing at face level of a person" who triggered a trip wire near the shelter's entrance; and a second trip wire at another entrance that could cause someone to fall on sharpened sticks protruding from the ground.