Tourists can be the worst — but very few of them may compare to these three out-of-state troublemakers visiting Goblin Valley State Park in Utah.
According to the National Park Service, “hoodoos,” also called “goblins,” are “tall skinny spires of rock that protrude from the bottom of arid basins and ‘broken’ lands.”
The hoodoos in Goblin Valley State Park date back to the Jurassic Period, meaning they are approximately 200 million years old, according to Deadspin.
In just a few pushes, tourist Glenn Taylor toppled one large hoodoo that park officials say would not have toppled until a few more million years, while his companions Dave Hall and Dylan Taylor laughed and filmed his endeavor.
A criminal investigation is now underway, after the trio posted the video to Facebook and bragged about it. Taylor insists that by toppling the rock prematurely, he was saving the life of someone who would have otherwise become crushed by the small boulder.
The three men could potentially get charged with up to a second-class felony, depending on the value of the rock formation.
What do you think of the antics of these three tourists?
- Locals helping locals: 6 success stories you need to know about
- Sunscreen facts that could save your life
- 6 energy saving hacks for your home
- 5 tips for choosing a company to end your timeshare
- Water tips to save money, help save the Earth
- 5 of the most adored gentlemen in professional sports today
- The real danger of sitting at your desk
- Most surprising NBA playoff performances of the last 40 years
- 11 classic baseball movies you must see again
- Finally getting rid of fat: 3 methods that actually work
- 4 reasons cancer survivors should focus on food
- 5 spring cleaning spots everyone forgets
- 5 reasons to look forward to watching the D-backs this season
- Common virus attributed to spike in head and neck cancers
- 5 signs it’s time to end your timeshare ownership
- 3 most overlooked ways to keep your home healthy
- 6 ways the air in your home could be making you sick
- CrossFit dangers: 5 common injuries and how to deal with them
- Today's radiation treatments offer better success, fewer side effects
- Tips to make watching TV on the patio even better
- What really happens when you donate to a community college?
- Sun and skin cancer: Separating fact from fiction
- 5 critical lifestyle changes for a healthy colon
- What you need to know about Alzheimer's disease in Arizona
- Spring clean your windows like a pro with these 8 tips
- 7 films that should have won best-picture Oscars
- New plumbing technology saves money and improves your home
- Survey shows Arizona CFOs optimistic about 2016
- How chronic pain can affect your love life
- 5 potential warning signs about your child's development