Two former Boy Scout leaders are facing criminal charges after filming themselves toppling over a prehistoric rock formation in Utah.
Glenn Taylor, 45, was charged Friday with criminal mischief for heaving over an ancient mushroom-shaped rock in southeastern Utah’s Goblin Valley State Park. David Hall, 42, was charged with aiding criminal mischief for recording him, reports USA Today. They could face up to five years in prison and be fined up to $5,000.
In a video posted on Youtube shortly after the event, Taylor can be seen pushing hard against the precariously placed rock and knocking it to the valley floor, before giving a friend a triumphant high-five. David Hall, 42, who was filming the incident, turns the camera on himself and says, “We have a new modified Goblin Valley! A new Goblin Valley exists with this boulder down here on the bottom.”
The pair has said they dislodged the rock because they were concerned it could fall and hurt an unsuspecting child.
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