01/02/2011 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Five Calvin College Students Face Prison Time For Fiberglass Giraffe Head Theft

GRANDVILLE -- It seemed like a good idea at the time: beheading a landmark roadside fiberglass giraffe and taking it back to be a Calvin College dormitory decoration.

But more than a year after the incident, five current or former Calvin students face the prospect of five years in prison for whacking the fake animal alongside westbound I-196.