Dave Hall, Glenn Taylor and Taylor's son could face criminal charges for their action in Goblin Valley State Park. They insist they were concerned about public safety because the rock, near a public path, appeared about to topple on its own.
"I've got over 100 death threats on the Internet already," Hall told The Salt Lake Tribune on Friday. "I've got people all over the world telling me they are going to kill me because I made the decision that lives are more important than this rock staying here a few more hours."
Hall filmed Taylor pushing over the rock with Taylor's son cheering. The video, posted on the Internet, went viral.
Taylor and Hall were in the park with the scout troop they lead.
Hall said he now realizes "state parks and national parks are very, very sacred to a lot of people." He said he still feels he and Taylor acted in the interests of public safety but says they should have alerted park rangers.
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