Utah rock toppler charged with criminal mischief

Remember this guy? Dude who toppled goblin rock in Utah is looking more like a troll.

Well, good news. He’s getting his. And I for one (I’m sure there are many others) have a big-ass smile on.

Ex-Boy Scout leaders involved in pushing over ancient rock charged – CNN.com.

Glenn Taylor, who pushed over the rock, and the cameraman, David Hall, face charges of criminal mischief and are accused of intentionally damaging, defacing and destroying property, according to the charging document.

The men likely wouldn’t have been charged if not for the Internet — specifically, the video Hall shot inside the sparse state park and posted to YouTube, then linked up on Facebook.

So, there you go, more proof that your arrogance and ego can get you into trouble. Recall that the mens’ “excuse” was that the precarious nature of the rock formation was a dangerous situation. It was NOT their responsibility or anywhere in their realm of expertise to make that call let alone take matters into their own hands.

He was also kicked out of the Boy Scouts and called on the carpet for a personal legal issue where he claimed he was “disabled” in a car crash.

The moral of this story is, don’t pull this shit. But if you do, please video it and post it to social media so everyone can see your true nature and you can reap the rewards of your actions.

There are apt names for people like this. We all know them so please abstain from repeating them in the comments. Thanks.

Tip: Joy Harris

  5 comments for “Utah rock toppler charged with criminal mischief

  1. February 1, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Defacing and destroying local and national parks is getting pretty common anymore. It breaks my heart and angers me when I go hiking and I see someone’s obnoxious graffiti defacing the rock walls, natural monuments and trees.

    • Gary
      February 2, 2014 at 4:02 PM

      Karl, not to defend vandalism in any way, graffiti actually goes back thousands of years.

      • February 2, 2014 at 5:09 PM

        Very true, and in particular circumstances some of it can accurately be called “art”. But when its sole purpose is to offend, or just show off a name, it doesn’t belong there. And when nature is already incredibly beautiful without the assistance of a can of spray paint, or permanent markers, well … if it works, don’t fix it.

  2. eddi
    February 2, 2014 at 5:32 AM

    Shakespeare Insult Generator. A great comfort in these times. http://www.pangloss.com/seidel/Shaker/

  3. ZombyWoof
    February 4, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    I hope they didn’t forget insurance fraud too.

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