Clueless Graffiti "Artist" Who Tagged National Parks Now Banned From All of Them
Not a good way to get internet famous.
Vanessa Hudgens did it. But this chick did it waaaay worse.
The crime in question is defacing national parks, and San Diego's Casey Nocket, who is now 23, is a shockingly bad offender. She has pleaded guilty to seven misdemeanor counts of damaging government property after a graffiti-tagging spree in 2014, during which she used acrylic paint and markers to deface parks including Yosemite, Rocky Mountain National Park, Canyonlands, Death Valley, Colorado National Monument, Crater Lake, and Zion.
Naturally, she posted evidence of her handiwork on social media — just like Vanessa did — and that drew attention to her crimes.
As a result, a judge has ordered her to be banished from all national parks for two years — by which point we hope she'll have grown up enough to behave.
She's also got to do 200 hours of community service, and pay a fine. The amount has not yet been set, but it seems likely to be more significant than the $1,000 Vanessa was ordered to pay for a lesser offense.
“This case illustrates the important role that the public can play in identifying and sharing evidence of illegal behavior in parks,” said Charles Cuvelier, National Parks Service chief of law enforcement said in a statement. “It is clear that the public cares deeply for the special places that the National Park Service represents, and the resolution of this case sends a message to those who would consider such inappropriate behavior going forward.”
Let's hope so indeed!
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