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Letter: Story of man who toppled goblin doesn't add up

Published October 22, 2013 1:01 am

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Several things don't add up in the three Boy Scout leaders who toppled an ancient rock formation in Utah's Goblin Valley State Park, which may be a felony for destroying a national treasure ("Men may face felony charges after toppling Goblin Valley formation," Tribune, Oct. 17).

They claim this rock formation was loose and endangered the lives of people. But if it was so loose why was it so difficult to budge this massive boulder?

Instead of being sad, the Boy Scout leaders seemed elated when they toppled the boulder, according to the video they made.

If they believed they did nothing wrong but performed a civic service, why didn't they inform a park ranger about what they did?

Kenneth L. Zimmerman

Huntington Beach, Calif.