Vandals Were Caught On Video Destroying A Rock That Has Given Many Memories
This 7-foot tall sandstone rock formation at Cape Kiwanda, Oregon, was a popular tourist attraction for its resemblance of a duck’s bill. They nicknamed the rock the Duckbill Rock. The rock is believed to be 18 million years old, so when Oregon State Parks Department workers discovered that the Duckbill collapsed last week, they thought that age and gravity had finally done its job.
But then… a video emerged on the internet.
David Kalas was out there near the Duckbill when he happened to see that some people were doing some suspicious activity near the rock. He took out his camera and captured the footage of some vandals trying to topple over the Duckbill.
“I noticed that it started wobbling, and then I started to record it as two of the guys managed to knock it down.”
Kalas confronted the group right after what they had done:
“I asked them, you know, why they knocked the rock down, and the reply I got was: Their buddy broke [his or her] leg earlier because of that rock,” he said. “They basically told me themselves that it was a safety hazard, and that they did the world or Oregon a favor.”
The Oregon State Police will work with the Parks Department to determine whether to file charges once the people are identified.