Colorado man facing federal looting charges

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

SALT LAKE CITY ” A Colorado man is facing federal looting charges after allegedly taking dinosaur bones and other artifacts from the Glen Canyon National Recreation area.

Charles Penn Lindsey, of Woodland Park, was charged with one misdemeanor count of looting public lands in Colorado’s federal court on Thursday.

Court documents say Lindsey took petrified wood, lava rock, flat red rock, garnet, stone artifact pieces, pot shards and 14 pieces of dinosaur bone from Glen Canyon in Kane County. The items were taken from the southern Utah recreation area in 2005.

The Colorado U.S. attorney’s office says Lindsey was turned in by his ex-wife, who found the items and feared Lindsey would teach their son to loot.

Lindsey is expected to appear in court June 17 in Colorado Springs.


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