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Scout leader Who Broke Boulder Speaks to ABC News

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Glenn Taylor, the Boy Scout leader who purposefully knocked over an ancient rock formation in Utah’s Goblin Valley State Park, spoke to ABC News about why he chose to knock down the formation during a recent hike.

In a video posted on Facebook, Mr. Taylor of Highland, Utah, can be seen last Friday wedging himself between one formation and a boulder to knock a large rock off the formation's top. Taylor and his two companions can then be seen cheering, high-fiving and dancing.

While he regrets knocking down the formation without the approval of a park ranger, Mr. Taylor, a longtime scoutmaster, is adamant that the rock was on the verge of falling and a danger to other hikers.

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