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October 06, 2016

Reports: Montgomery County man to pay $9K in stink bomb gag

A Montgomery County man who took part in setting off stink bombs in three West Chester restaurants has been sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay $9,200 in restitution, Pottstown Mercury News reported Wednesday. 

Matthew Scott Armentrout, 33 of Royersford, pled guilty to criminal mischief and conspiracy charges, the newspaper reported.

Armentrout was one of three men who acted during the May 7 incident, in the middle of West Chester University's graduation celebrations.

The three allegedly set off the stinky prank in Barnaby's Pub, Ryan's Pub and Side Bar & Restuarant. Owners said that the bomb caused hundreds who were coughing and choking to flee the establishments, the Daily Local News reports.

Armentrout was ordered to pay restitution to the restaurants.

Joshua Jeffries, 30 of Schwenksville and Steven Smith, 28 of Royersford, were also charged with causing or risking a catastrophe, recklessly endangering another person, disorderly conduct and conspiracy, according to the Pottstown Mercury. The two are awaiting trial.

Armentrout and Jeffries told police that they specifically came to the college town to commit the prank. They also allegedly filmed the incidents with a GoPro.