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Boy Scout Leaders Destroy 200 Million-Year-Old Rock Formation in Utah State Park: VIDEO


A group of Boy Scout leaders is facing potential felony charges for destroying a 200-million-year-old rock formation in Goblin Valley State Park, the Salt Lake Tribune reports:

In the video, posted on Facebook, one man can be seen leveraging himself against a nearby rock and pushing a formation over.

"Some little kid was about ready to walk down here and die and Glenn saved his life by getting the boulder out of the way," the cameraman is heard saying. "So it’s all about saving lives here at Goblin Valley."

After the rock falls, the three men laugh, cheer and high five each other.

"We have now modified Goblin Valley!"

Watch the disgusting video, AFTER THE JUMP...

Said park spokesman Eugene Swalberg to the paper: "It is not only wrong, but there will be consequences. This is highly, highly inappropriate. This is not what you do at state parks. It’s disturbing and upsetting."

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  1. Please file charges agains these fools.

    Posted by: Wisebear | Oct 18, 2013 2:20:03 PM

  2. Oof, good thing they recorded it.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Oct 18, 2013 2:20:46 PM

  3. A*#*#holes! I hope they get millions of dollars in fines and life in prison. Yeah, "muscles!" He has only fat!

    Posted by: greg | Oct 18, 2013 2:21:56 PM

  4. Let me guess. They're conservative Republicans too.

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Oct 18, 2013 2:24:22 PM

  5. But they're NOT Gay so everything is just fine and dandy in righteousness-land.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Oct 18, 2013 2:24:34 PM

  6. OK, so the guys are dickheads but it's not like they chopped a piece off the Great Sphinx of Giza for a souvenir.

    Posted by: Endora | Oct 18, 2013 2:25:31 PM

  7. This is something I sincerely doubt any gay scout leaders would have done.

    During the ban on gays in the military, we regarded the term "military intelligence" to be an oxymoron.
    With the ban on gays as scout leaders, you wind up with this.

    ( I'm making an assumption as to the orientation of the men who did this, but I'm thinking it's a safe bet )

    Posted by: Stan D | Oct 18, 2013 2:27:52 PM

  8. At least it's rock, not humans. So much for Russian Gay rights.

    Posted by: PC | Oct 18, 2013 2:31:47 PM

  9. This is news Andy? Get real nervous Nelly.

    Posted by: Cover | Oct 18, 2013 2:33:27 PM

  10. If the rock could be pushed and fell through like that, it seems like dangerous structure.

    Posted by: Andy Towlette | Oct 18, 2013 2:37:03 PM

  11. The Grand Canyon is dangerous, too. They should fill it in.

    Posted by: trees | Oct 18, 2013 2:42:21 PM

  12. Who cares its dirt not that big a deal

    Posted by: Lee | Oct 18, 2013 2:43:47 PM

  13. So much for "Take only memories, leave only footprints." Morons.

    Posted by: LiamB | Oct 18, 2013 2:44:14 PM

  14. OMG praying for a speedy recovery for you, Goblin Valley State Park of Utah

    Posted by: Jaker | Oct 18, 2013 2:47:17 PM

  15. Those rock formations are called "goblins," hence the name Goblin Park. Common sense would tell ya' not to mess with the park's namesake attractions.

    Posted by: crispy | Oct 18, 2013 2:47:48 PM

  16. "Moved a couple of old rocks? My God!"
    "Stonehenge, Pats."
    "So? They should be glad of the publicity!"

    Posted by: Michael W. | Oct 18, 2013 2:48:22 PM

  17. do they let them wear their magic underwear in prison?

    Posted by: candide001 | Oct 18, 2013 2:49:11 PM

  18. And the Taliban blew up the famous statue of the Buddah.

    Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose.

    But at least they're straight.......and with the Repugs they nearly have a monopoly on fathomless ignorance.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Oct 18, 2013 2:49:58 PM

  19. So many ignorant trolls on this site. Good bye Towleroad.

    Posted by: bollox | Oct 18, 2013 2:54:28 PM

  20. Louts... nasty... like brown shirts... all about destruction.

    Posted by: Dan Cobb | Oct 18, 2013 2:54:53 PM

  21. i think some people are missing the point of this post
    it's not about the rocks ... it's about the complete lack of respect and destructive nature of these "men" and the fact that this type of person is a more acceptable role model to the boy scouts than a gay man

    Posted by: micheal d | Oct 18, 2013 3:10:04 PM

  22. Stupid is as stupid does. Respect nature and our planet. You're only a visitor.

    Posted by: Sam | Oct 18, 2013 3:15:11 PM

  23. Actually, the point is definitely the rocks and that's point enough. Only a moron would think that destroying a natural monument inside a park is acceptable. But we do have a lot of morons in this country, by design.

    Posted by: oncemorewithfeeling | Oct 18, 2013 3:16:01 PM

  24. bollox: You need to get used to it.
    The site is interesting, and some comments are interesting too, but yes, sometimes is stupid trolling overload

    Posted by: jjose712 | Oct 18, 2013 3:26:08 PM

  25. Yes, but they're all hetero, so that's one thing the bigots can't blame us for!

    Posted by: Jack M | Oct 18, 2013 3:32:35 PM

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