Tree Chopping Criminals Caught After Posting Photos On Web

from the brilliant dept

Five men who went and chopped down an old oak tree in Austin Texas have been caught via their own stupidity. The tree chopping happened a year and a half ago and upset many in the nearby community (as well as costing the property owner $10,000 to remove and replace). Of course, these days, when you do something stupid, what do you do? You put up a website with photos documenting your stupid act – which is exactly what the men did. So, while the case went unsolved for many months, in May, someone stumbled across the website with pictures following the men from the buying of the axe to the eventual hacking down of the tree. They’re now all facing charges. A Google search on the matter points to a photo album – but the photos have all been removed.

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