Vandals filmed destroying famous sandstone pedestal

The Cape Kiwanda sandstone pedestal, a feature of the Oregon coastline known to locals as the duckbill, was "toppled intentionally" by tourists. Video captured at a distance by visitor David Kalas of Hillsboro shows a group of people heaving and pushing the rock until it falls to the ground and collapses: "Got it!" one shouts.

Here's the before shot:

And here's the after shot, courtesy of the state of Oregon:


"I asked them, you know, why they knocked the rock down, and the reply I got was: their buddy broke their leg earlier because of that rock," Kalas said. "They basically told me themselves that it was a safety hazard, and that they did the world or Oregon a favor."

Kalas says once they toppled the rock, they stood on the crumbled sandstone, snapped a few pictures and left.

"They were just standing on top of the rubble of the rock, laughing, smiling, giggling," he said. "I just want them to learn a lesson you know, because if they do this here they will probably do it elsewhere."

Just think how dumb you have to be for blaming the rock you fell off.

Another angle:

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