Boy Scout leaders could face second-degree felony charges for the destruction of a 200-million-year-old rock formation. The Boy Scout leaders knocked over what is known as a “goblin” that gives Goblin Valley State Park its name.

Utah State Parks’ spokesman Eugene Swalberg, said a criminal investigation has begun. “This is highly, highly inappropriate. This is not what you do at state parks. It’s disturbing and upsetting.”

Glenn Taylor admitted that he toppled the formation, but told the Salt Lake Tribune that he thought he was saving lives. “I put my hand on a rock and it moved,” he told the newspaper. “While we were sitting right there we thought, ‘Man if this rock falls it’ll kill them.’ I didn’t have to push hard.”

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