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    Man who toppled ancient rock suing for disability

    A Boy Scout leader who came under fire for pushing over an ancient boulder in a national park filed a suit last month claiming he was suffering permanent "disability" and "impairment" from an auto accident four years ago.

    Glenn Taylor initially faced scrutiny after a video of him pushing over a Jurassic era rock formation in the Goblin Valley State Park in Utah went viral.

    Taylor, a Boy Scout leader, told ABC News that he should have handled the incident differently but thought the boulder was dangerous and thought it would be safer to push it over.

    "The Boy Scouts didn't teach me to do this," Taylor told ABC News. "Would I do it again? Yes, with a ranger standing there. That's what we should have done."

    Charges Possible For Toppled Ancient Utah Rock

    However Taylor is now facing additional scrutiny after it was revealed that he filed a suit claiming he has he endured "great pain and suffering, disability, impairment, loss of life" stemming from a 2009 car accident, according to ABC News affiliate KTVX-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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    Re: Man who toppled ancient rock suing for disability

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    A Boy Scout leader who came under fire for pushing over an ancient boulder in a national park filed a suit last month claiming he was suffering permanent "disability" and "impairment" from an auto accident four years ago.

    Glenn Taylor initially faced scrutiny after a video of him pushing over a Jurassic era rock formation in the Goblin Valley State Park in Utah went viral.

    Taylor, a Boy Scout leader, told ABC News that he should have handled the incident differently but thought the boulder was dangerous and thought it would be safer to push it over.

    "The Boy Scouts didn't teach me to do this," Taylor told ABC News. "Would I do it again? Yes, with a ranger standing there. That's what we should have done."

    Charges Possible For Toppled Ancient Utah Rock

    However Taylor is now facing additional scrutiny after it was revealed that he filed a suit claiming he has he endured "great pain and suffering, disability, impairment, loss of life" stemming from a 2009 car accident, according to ABC News affiliate KTVX-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Man Who Toppled Ancient Rock Suing for Disability
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    Re: Man who toppled ancient rock suing for disability

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Karma's a bitch, yes?
    I can't wait for the replies that defend this guy.

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    Re: Man who toppled ancient rock suing for disability

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I can't wait for the replies that defend this guy.
    On what basis would anyone defend him? He's a cretin for harming the rock formation and just plain stupid for doing it after filing for disability.
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    Re: Man who toppled ancient rock suing for disability

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    On what basis would anyone defend him? He's a cretin for harming the rock formation and just plain stupid for doing it after filing for disability.
    I gave pretty much a similar scenario a few days ago and couldn't believe the defense that idiot got.

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    Re: Man who toppled ancient rock suing for disability

    "Think of the childern he saved!" Not.
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    Re: Man who toppled ancient rock suing for disability

    I have an idea. Since he might topple onto someone, we should keep pushing him down, just to be safe.
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    Re: Man who toppled ancient rock suing for disability

    I classify kids and teens who go around vandalizing crap just for the fun of it to be punks.
    He - is just a punk.

    They all were.

    People - just random people - don't get to make that 'we need to do this for safety reasons' judgment call. That's what the park service is for, they're trained in such issues and are the ones to trigger landslides and other disasters to minimize human catastrophe without causing too much hard.

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    Re: Man who toppled ancient rock suing for disability

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    However Taylor is now facing additional scrutiny after it was revealed that he filed a suit claiming he has he endured "great pain and suffering, disability, impairment, loss of life" stemming from a 2009 car accident, according to ABC News affiliate KTVX-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah.
    Well, that's the first time I've ever heard of a dead person suing anyone before.
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    Re: Man who toppled ancient rock suing for disability

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    On what basis would anyone defend him? He's a cretin for harming the rock formation and just plain stupid for doing it after filing for disability.
    I've seen some pretty asinine defenses of pretty much indefensible things here.
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