by Larry LeoMarch 7, 2019
Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports
If you remember from not too long ago, Harvey Updyke Jr. is the guy who poisoned the cherished Auburn oak trees at Toomer's Corner. Well, Harvey has finished his probation for his crime and recently sat down for his first interview. Per CBS...
“I wanted Auburn people to hate me as much as I hate them,” Updyke tells Rocca.
“I just don’t like Auburn,” Updyke says. “You know, there are several things in this world that I really and truly don’t like, and Auburn is one of them.”
Updyke might have gotten away with poisoning the trees until he called into ESPN Radio’s “The Paul Finebaum Show,” and, while calling himself “Al from Dadeville,” admitted to doing it. Police were able to track the call to Updyke.
“Every night I’d stay up all night long, and they used to have cameras on the trees, and I figured out when the slowest time, what day of the week and what out of the night was the slowest around those oak trees, so I could go in there at that time and not get caught,” Updyke says.
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