Auburn tree poisoner Harvey Updyke agrees to dunk tank for charity

Thursday August 21st, 2014

The University of Alabama fan who poisoned the oak trees at Auburn University's Toomer's Corner has agreed to be a part of a charity event in which he will be placed in a dunk tank, and fans will also have a chance to throw pies at his face.

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Harvey Updyke served 76 days in jail last year for killing the beloved trees after the Crimson Tide lost to Auburn in the 2010 Iron Bowl, but his wife told ESPN's Mark Schalbach he is hoping to put the incident behind him and help others in the process.

"He thought about it and thought about it," Updyke's wife, Elva, said. "His daughter said he needed to do it because it will show that he's not as big of a nut as some people believe. He told them they can do whatever they want to him if it will raise money for kids."

The event is scheduled for Sept. 27th in Mobile, Alabama and will benefit the family of a local child who died of cancer last month.


-Brendan Maloy


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