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2.16.2011

Bizarre Vandalism Admitted To On Radio Show?



Georgia has the Hedges, Ole Miss the Grove, and at Auburn Tiger fans have the 130 year-old live oaks that sit at famous Toomer's Corner and are "rolled" after Tiger victories. But sadly, thanks to the work of one unknown vandal, Auburn may not have them much longer.

The University announced this afternoon that the trees have been intentionally poisoned with a lethal dose of herbicide, and though every effort is being made to save them, are unlikely to survive. A police investigation has been launched to identify the vandal.

In the biggest twist behind the story, the only-in-Alabama tip that alerted Auburn authorities to the poisoning may also become the lead towards apprehending the culprit:

The university learned that a caller to The Paul Finebaum Show, a nationally syndicated radio show based in Birmingham, on Jan. 27, claimed he had applied the herbicide. As a precaution, soil samples were taken the next day ... and sent to the lab at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss., to expedite results. The lowest amount detected was 0.78 parts per million, described by horticulture experts as a "very lethal dose." The highest amount detected was 51 parts per million, or 65 times the lowest dose. 
More.

And here's the audio of the call to the radio show.

Edit: Arrested. And he identifies himself as a former Texas Trooper on his Facebook page!!


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This sounds like the OU bricklayer working on Oklahoma State's football field.

They guy was putting the bricks on the side of the stadium and the bricks have two very similar color. He used the bricks to put a big "OU" on the stadium. You really only could see it if you were looking for it.

He went out drinking a few nights later and started bragging about it. Someone at the bar told OSU and they made the tear it down and redo it.

Anonymous said...

Man, you can't beat that Velpar. Remember the Treaty Oak in Austin. Dead, dead, dead.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

If that idiot was dumb enough to call a radio station and brag about what he did, chances are he's bragged to other people too. He'll be caught, and I hope they throw the book at him.

Anonymous said...

Holier than thou trooper?

Anonymous said...

what a dumbass

Anonymous said...

Is he Tom Bishop kin?

Anonymous said...

Roll Tide!