that pic is all intentional 2WD wheel spin
Yes, and notice the plants that his wheel spin has gone through.
I do agree with the "reaction may have been worse than the action" bit, and admittedly I was pretty vocal.
While I do think the initial action caused furious reactions, and hence furious reactions and so on, I actually do believe a major problem is that there are a great many people who really do feel that "it's just a rock, and it simply doesn't matter". There is no education to fix that if the person needing the education is unwilling to hear what they think may be part of the problem.
It's not easy to accept when one is wrong. We see this with many issues in our society.
As my wife has said many times in past few days..... we should treat this like we treat poachers. When you get caught, everything that got you there can be confiscated. If this dude had been caught poaching a deer, I doubt there would be a single avid hunter who would defend his actions by saying "it's just a deer". Why? Because it gives hunters a bad wrap, looks bad for an entire community of people who are fighting for the very same kind of access we are, and most of all, it's unethical. And yes I think the situation is similar. It's not hard to buy a weapon, it's not hard to get out there, it's not hard fain ignorance of the wrong, and it certainly isn't hard to commit the act. But, the damage can be long lasting, for reasons that you may never understand, nor be willing to understand.
While I do feel some reactions were over the top, many like asking him to turn himself in, pay the clean up cost and then donate a percentage of his sales to leave no trace organizations, along with please don't come back, IMO are about right.
I truly hope the right things come from this.