Goblin State Park

Ex-Scout Leaders Facing Felony Charges In Utah

Two former Boy Scout leaders are facing felony charges for knocking over a prehistoric rock formation in Utah’s Goblin Valley State Park. If convicted, they could face up to five years in prison and be fined up to $5,000.

Glenn Taylor, 45, was charged Friday with criminal mischief for toppling the mushroom-shaped rock October 11. David Hall, 42, was charged with aiding criminal mischief for recording the destruction.

The video, which was uploaded to YouTube and has been viewed more than 4.6 million times, shows Taylor pushing over the rock, which weighed thousands of pounds. Both Taylor and Hall said that they knocked over the rock formation because it posed a danger to the kids, but in the video they are seen cheering and laughing after the incident.

 

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