Oregon: Man booby trapped home using hot tub set like ‘the stone rolling down in the Indiana Jones movie’ injures federal agent

A 71-year-old man in Oregon is facing up to two decades in a federal penitentiary for rigging his home with a plethora of “Indiana Jones”-inspired booby traps — including a round hot tub set to roll down a hill like the boulder from the movie “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” — which left one federal agent hospitalized.

A federal jury last week found Gregory Lee Rodvelt guilty on one count of assaulting a federal officer and one count of using and discharging a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, authorities announced.

According to court documents filed in the U.S. District Court of Oregon, Rodvelt owned and occupied a home located in Williams, Oregon, until August 2018, when he lost the home in a lawsuit. Williams is about 300 miles south of Portland.

An attorney was appointed by the court to be the custodian for the property and charged with cleaning and selling the home. However, the attorney requested the assistance of authorities after learning that Rodvelt had returned to the home since losing it and had placed a sign in front of the house stating that it was protected by “improvised devices.”

At the request of the custodial attorney, bomb technicians from the Oregon State Police and FBI on Sept. 7, 2018, responded to the property previously owned by Rodvelt, who in 2017 had been charged with unlawful possession of explosives.

Upon arrival at the property, the bomb technicians encountered a minivan obstructing the gate. Investigators said they found steel animal traps attached to a gate post and underneath the minivan’s hood. Additionally, homemade spike strips were discovered, which the attorney had unintentionally driven over in the past.

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Man who booby trapped home using hot tub set like ‘the stone rolling down in the Indiana Jones movie’ and other devices found guilty of injuring federal agent