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    Re: Auburn Trees Poisoned, Perpetrator apprehended

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    As much as I appreciate the gracious invitation, I'll have to wait until the next time an Alabama loony pulls a harmless prank.
    You really want others to think you truly believe an action that will likely result in significant jail time and civil and federal penalties of a magnitude that would bankrupt the vast majority of Americans is nothing more than just a harmless prank?
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    Re: Auburn Trees Poisoned, Perpetrator apprehended

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    You really want others to think you truly believe an action that will likely result in significant jail time and civil and federal penalties of a magnitude that would bankrupt the vast majority of Americans is nothing more than just a harmless prank?
    No one got hurt and the experts say it was likely no one would be hurt. It was idiotic, but yes, it was harmless.
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    Re: Auburn Trees Poisoned, Perpetrator apprehended

    Police charged Updyke with first-degree criminal mischief on Thursday for allegedly using a tree-killing herbicide to poison the oaks. His release came on the eve of a scheduled rally at Toomer's Corner, where fans traditionally celebrate big wins.
    Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...#ixzz1EQtW0Bt1

    In Alabama Criminal Mischief and Criminal Tampering are the most common property crimes. This serious property offense is a Class C felony punishable by 1 to 10 years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines.
    http://www.criminalpropertydamage.com/alabama/
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    Re: Auburn Trees Poisoned, Perpetrator apprehended

    This guy is 62 years old, he uses a significant amount of herbicide in a destructive act without apparently any consideration whatever of the larger dangers to the environment or to human beings, and then he brags about it as a matter of football loyalty. Am I getting this right? Why shouldn't he have to show cause that he ought not to spend the next ten years in jail? How would you go about educating such a person to taking a more responsible stance toward those with whom he lives? He's not 26 years old; he's 62. That, to me, is extraordinarily relevant here.

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    Re: Auburn Trees Poisoned, Perpetrator apprehended

    Quote Originally Posted by HokieRed View Post
    ...then he brags about it as a matter of football loyalty...
    That was more boneheaded than the act itself. If he'd have kept his mouth shut he might not be facing jailtime

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    He better hope he gets a judge who is an Alabama alum.
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    Re: Auburn Trees Poisoned, Perpetrator apprehended

    From what I saw of the display around the tree, I could see it qualifying as a religious hate crime for defacing the temple of the tree.
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    Re: Auburn Trees Poisoned, Perpetrator apprehended

    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    Agree wholeheartedly with you and Roy. These trees will have an assessed value, likely into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, but their actual value is much higher than that because they CANNOT be replaced.
    That appraised value will probably make the vandalism a felony. I'll bet the guy does some time for the crime.

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    Re: Auburn Trees Poisoned, Perpetrator apprehended

    Regardless of what sort of penalty comes of this, its a terrible shame that a rivalry has caused such damage to a beloved icon.

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    Re: Auburn Trees Poisoned, Perpetrator apprehended

    Sklarbros tweeted that he should be tried for treeson.

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    Re: Auburn Trees Poisoned, Perpetrator apprehended

    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Shines View Post
    Sklarbros tweeted that he should be tried for treeson.
    Oh dear God lol
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    Re: Auburn Trees Poisoned, Perpetrator apprehended

    Officials at Auburn University have announced the iconic oak trees at Toomer's Corner will be removed. University officials made the announcement Friday and said in a statement that the trees are unlikely to survive despite efforts to save them after they were poisoned with a powerful herbicide.

    Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/col...#ixzz2Jm8iOZNC
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    Re: Auburn Trees Poisoned, Perpetrator apprehended

    So sad.
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    Re: Auburn Trees Poisoned, Perpetrator apprehended

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    The last roll will be in April. There was a public vote on one of four plans to recreate Toomer's corner late last year.
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    Re: Auburn Trees Poisoned, Perpetrator apprehended

    There is immense value in old and beautiful trees. I would think they could claim a significant amount of financial damage and by way of throwing the book at this jackwad ask for a huge fine in return. It's not about the value of a trees life in comparison with an animal at all. Of the things you could see to damage property wise, this would be up the list a ways.


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