Three men may face felony charges after uploading a video of them knocking down a rock formation in a Utah park which dated back around 200 million years.
The video shows one man pushing on the rock formation before eventually knocking a large part of it to the ground, while his two friends cheer him on. The Salt Lake Tribune name the three men as Dave Hall, Glenn Taylor and Dylan Taylor, who work as boy scout leaders.
The incident took place in Goblin Valley. close to the San Rafael Desert, where many standing rock formations are believed to be between180 to 200 million years old.
In the video, which was originally posted on Facebook earlier in the week, one of the men can be heard justifying the action.
"Some little kid was about ready to walk down here and die and Glenn saved his life by getting the boulder out of the way," he said.
"So it’s all about saving lives here at Goblin Valley."
Deputy director of Utah State Parks and Recreation, Jeff Rasmussen told Fox13 News: “It’s a valley full of these rocks that are perched up on these earth platforms, and obviously we’re very concerned and upset that someone would come and destroy this natural wonder that took millions of years to be formed."
The video has since been removed from Facebook, but has been viewed more than two million times on YouTube.