Video: Toomer Tree Killer Gets Obscene With Media

WAKA-TV in Montgomery with some hustle last night as it captured on video the man accused of poisoning the Toomer’s Corner Oaks as he was released from an Auburn-area jail.

Toomer's Corner Oaks Poisoner Harvey Updyke Obscene Gesture To Media

After 62-year-old Harvey Almorn Updyke Jr. posted $50,000 bail he gave the CBS 8 cameraman an obscene, single-digit salute from inside a patrol car.


Updyke was charged with felony criminal mischief on Thursday for allegedly using a tree-killing herbicide to poison the oaks. If convicted, Updyke faces a maximum 10 years in Alabama state prison.

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