Dude who toppled goblin rock in Utah is looking more like a troll

You’ve probably seen the video of these three goobers destroying a rock formation in Utah. It’s all over the place. But, the story gets better as the guy who did the pushing gets called out for another big blunder. He’s also on the hot seat for possibly claiming injuries from a lawsuit years ago. He doesn’t look permanently injured to me…

Physically. Morally, well… that’s arguable.

It’s not often a person sets themselves up so brilliantly.

Here is the video.

Three men, tagged as Dave Hall, Glenn Taylor and Dylan Taylor, push over large rock boulders in Goblin Valley, Utah in this video posted to Hall’s Facebook page. They claim they are preventing a safety hazard, but the activity in the video is likely illegal. Utah state parks authorities are investigating, and the three are facing felony charges.

Guess what? That’s a crime.

‘Goblin’ topplers say they are receiving death threats | The Salt Lake Tribune.

Besides facing possible felony charges for pushing over a “goblin” red rock formation, the Utah Boy Scout leaders responsible for the incident say they are receiving death threats from around the world.

Even national scout headquarters is condemning them and considering punishment.

“I’ve got over 100 death threats on the Internet already. I’ve got people all over the world telling me they are going to kill me because I made the decision that lives are more important than this rock staying here a few more hours,” said Dave Hall, who filmed scouting partner Glenn Taylor toppling the formation in Goblin Valley State Park as Taylor’s son watches and cheers with them.

You don’t get to decide that something that has stood for all this time is now dangerous and take matters into your own hands. I, as a geologist and lover of beautiful, special things of natural wonder, would not threaten death but I can say I’d like to smack him hard for this. What arrogance. But wait… it get’s better.

Goblin Toppler Files Personal Injury Lawsuit Prior to Incident | KUTV.com.

Taylor, the man who is seen actually shoving the rock to the ground, had filed a personal injury lawsuit against a woman and her father for injuries he says he suffered in a 2009 car crash. Taylor filed the lawsuit at the beginning of September saying that after that accident he injured his back and had to “endure great pain and suffering, disability, impairment, loss of joy of life.” Taylor also says in the lawsuit that the accident was “debilitating.”

Check out the video of Taylor being confronted by the reporter. There is zero defense for the destroying the formation. And he just blew up this lawsuit claim as potential frivolous. I expect his lawyer is popping antacids.

High fives all around, boneheads.

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  10 comments for “Dude who toppled goblin rock in Utah is looking more like a troll

  1. Sam
    October 20, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Yep, Bonehead goobers, I guess you nailed then just right :-/

  2. lagaya1
    October 20, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    I’m so glad to see this update. I hope this guy gets what he deserves in both the vandalism case and the lawsuit. Although legally neither case should influence the other, I bet they will, even beyond the evidence of no back injury.
    These jerks are boy scout leaders? Wow!

  3. October 20, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    I was a Boy Scout myself. This kind of behavior was simply not done. We were taught to leave the wilderness better than we found it, not to destroy its natural beauty.

  4. October 21, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    Oh, wait… This really happened? I thought it was an episode of Family Guy.

  5. October 21, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    Actions like these always seem particularly stupid when done by groups, like scouts, who are usually expected to know better. Like the French scouts cleaning graffiti out of a cave, including decidedly prehistoric graffiti…

  6. ZombyWoof
    October 21, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    I should they throw him out of the Boy Scouts too!

  7. Chris Howard
    October 21, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    This whole episode started with the words “Hold my beer.”

    The stupid, it burns!

  8. October 21, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    I recall hearing a slogan from someone who does spelunking, and it’s applicable to many or most other areas of nature exploration: “Take only pictures. Leave only footprints.”

  9. Harold Renshaw
    October 25, 2013 at 7:11 AM

    This could be a reaction to the Scouts accepting homosexuals. They just needed to assert their manhood. The poor guys just felt threatened.

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