OGDEN, Utah -- Four Utah teens armed with a BB gun told deputies they were inspired by a scene from an "American Pie" movie when they went running naked through an Ogden-area neighborhood.
Authorities said Wednesday the teens were spotted streaking in the residential community about 45 minutes north of Salt Lake City at about 2 a.m. Sunday.
When a deputy responded, a 17-year-old girl ducked behind a tree, while the three teenage boys kept running and were found shortly after.
The teens said they brought the BB gun because they feared they would be attacked by deer during the jog.
Deputies notified the teens' parents and let them off with a warning.
The 2006 film "American Pie: The Naked Mile" features a high school student who wants to join a college campus' tradition of running a mile naked.
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A streaker jumps on the pitch during the group B Euro U21 championships football match between England and Finland on June 15, 2009 in Halmstad. Credit: Bjorn Lindgren, AFP / Getty Images
A streaker (R) stands on stage with presenter US singer Selena Gomez (L) at the MTV European Music Awards (EMA) at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on November 6, 2011. Credit: Leon Neal, AFP / Getty Images
A streaker runs over the pitch during the Bundesliga match between FC Augsburg and FC Bayern Muenchen at SGL Arena on Nov. 6, 2011 in Augsburg, Germany. Credit: Alex Grimm, Bongarts / Getty Images
A streaker runs across the pitch of the Hong Kong stadium during the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tournament on Sunday, April 1, 2001. Credit: K.F. Chan, AP
A streaker performs a somersault on the pitch during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between FC Augsburg and FC Bayern Munich in Augsburg, southern Germany, on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. Credit: Matthias Schrader, AP
Richard Krajicek of the Netherlands smiles, as an unidentified streaker runs across the the Centre Court at Wimbledon Sunday, July 7, 1996, prior to the start of the Men's Singles final between Krajicek and MaliVai Washington. Credit: James Stone, AP
A streaker runs onto the pitch during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Liverpool and Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield on Feb. 19, 2012 in Liverpool, England. Credit: Michael Regan, Getty Images
A streaker (2nd) with his face painted in the French colors is evacuated from the pitch during the 6 Nations International rugby union match between Scotland and France at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, on Feb. 26, 2012. Credit: Franck Fife, AFP / Getty Images
An unidentified streaker does a cartwheel, as he interupts the Women's Singles quarter-final match between Maria Sharapova and Elena Dementieva, both of of Russia, on the Centre Court at Wimbledon, Tuesday, July 4, 2006. Credit: Anja Niedringhaus, AP
A streaker wearing a pointed cap runs wild on pitch during the finals between Fiji and South Africa of the Hong Kong World Cup Rugby Sevens, on Sunday, March 23, 1997. Credit: Franki Chan, AP