Renowned Wasatch backcountry skier and author of the acclaimed guide-book The Chuting Gallery – A Guide To Steep Skiing In The Wasatch, Andrew McLean and his wife Polly are being charged with felony theft after the two were caught illegally removing two deer stands from the Wasatch Mountains
According to Fox News 13, the two deer stands were worth some $1500 and during the theft, the two did an estimated $500 in damage to the equipment. Polly and Andrew McLean currently face two counts of theft and vandalism.
The owner of the deer stands, Skip Sheldon Roberts alerted the public via a Facebook post that quickly went viral. People immediately recognized the man as McClean and his wife Polly from game camera footage. Polly McClean works as an assistant attorney for the Park City municipality.
It’s unclear why the pair took the deer stands and as of now the case is still under investigation. According to multiple hunting advocacy groups, aggression towards hunters is not uncommon in the area. Reports of vandalized cars and stolen game cameras are fairly commonplace.
On various Facebook groups that advocate for hunters and fishermen, users submitted that officers with the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake searched two properties owned by McLean and they have since discovered more hunting gear. Those reports remain unconfirmed
When asked for comment, Andrew McClean declined UN’s request, citing the pending investigation.
Find the entire Fox News 13 article here: Park City employee faces felony charges for allegedly stealing hunter’s equipment