A 62-year-old man is in custody for the poisoning of the trees at Auburn University’s Toomer’s Corner. Harvey Almorn Updyke, Jr. is charged with one count of first-degree criminal mischief. He is being held in the Lee County Detention Center on $50,000 bond.
Okay, I’m glad he was arrested—and on my birthday. I can’t believe that a person would be dumb enough to do this (esp. with a chemical that was highly regulated), then call a radio show and use his actual nickname and location, and just wait until he was found. He might as well have turned himself in at the local police station.