Three Boy Scout leaders from Utah could face felony charges after destroying a 200 million-year-old rock formation in Goblin Valley State Park.
The three men filmed the event, which took place in Utah’s Goblin Valley State Park, and uploaded the footage to Facebook. A copy of the video, which shows the excited men cheering each other on as they push over the rock, was discovered posted on YouTube by the Salt Lake Tribune. Now the three are claiming they did it in order to protect other people.
Glenn Taylor, the man who pushed the rock over, told the Salt Lake Tribune that they thought they’d done a civic service, though he expressed regret for not having contacted a park ranger. “While we were sitting right there we thought, ‘Man if this rock falls it’ll kill them.’ I didn’t have to push hard.”
The Emery County Attorney is now considering filing felony charges, in which case Taylor’s position with the Boy Scouts would be revoked. We’ve got two videos below, one from Buzz60, followed by the actual video. Check them out, and let us know if you think these Boy Scout leaders were performing a service or performing vandalism.