Two former Boy Scout leaders are now facing felony charges for allegedly knocking over a prehistoric rock in Utah's Goblin Valley State Park last fall.
Glenn Taylor and Dave Hall were expelled from the Boy Scouts in October 2013, after they filmed themselves toppling the Jurassic-era rock formation while on a scouting trip.
The Boy Scouts’ Utah National Parks Council posted a statement on its website saying the two men had violated the organization’s “Leave No Trace” policy and therefore would be stripped of their leadership positions.
"We made a mistake and we need to own up to that,” Hall said in October. “They did what they needed to do and we need to make amends.”
In the video, which was later posted online, Taylor and Hall claimed they destroyed the rock formation—estimated to be about 170 million years old—because it was loose and might fall on a child.
But now federal prosecutors have hit Taylor and Hall with felony charges of criminal mischief. If convicted, they could face up to five years behind bars.