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On Thursday, Piers Morgan used his "Only in America" segment to introduce viewers to a gentleman he's touting as "the country's biggest idiot."
Rolling videotape captured in a warm weather climate often associated with the desert, the host notes that viewers aren't looking at the Middle East, but rather, America's West - specifically, Phoenix, Arizona.
In providing context, Morgan notes that the footage was shot less than two weeks after the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado left 12 people dead and nearly 60 wounded:
"We see a young man wearing Arabic clothing, holding what appears to be a rocket launcher, his face concealed, walking the streets of the city," explained the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host.
Noting that it took 15 minutes before the authorities apprehended the subject, Morgan then supplied the most-shocking factoid of the entire ordeal:
"What the cops didn't know – what nobody who watched this knew at the time – is that the grenade launcher was fake - a movie prop - and that this was all an act," he shared.
Naming names, Morgan further fills in the specifics:
"The imbecile behind this ridiculous stunt was named as one Michael David Turley – who was arrested this past Monday and charged with giving a false impression of a terrorist act."
But while Turley was the mastermind who staged such a stunt, he wasn't its central star:
"Instead, he persuaded his 16-year-old nephew to march around with the bogus RPG," which, the host notes, "could have got the poor young teenager killed."
Turley claims his move was centered around raising awareness and promoting safer surroundings.
Morgan saw it differently:
"Really, he did it because he's a dangerous, attention-seeking fool."
In the words of the host, "Only in America" might such a plan earn the offender Morgan's newest moniker, as he he's now to be known simply as "a gutless little twerp."
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