We have been discussing the growing number of idiots who are leaving graffiti and destroying national and state parks (here and here and here and here and here). Now some teenager has defaced the incredible Colorado National Monument with juvenile graffiti meant to convince a girl to go to the prom. The stunt could cost the culprit six months in jail. Indeed, until judges hand down some serious jail time, people like this will continue to deface our national parks.
The National Park Service’s Colorado National Monument posted pictures of the vandalism on Saturday, including shots showing the words “Prom…ise?” and “I promise to love you forever + always” on the rocks, located outside of Grand Junction. It would be especially demoralizing if a girl actually found the defacing of natural beauty in this way to be impressive . . . and went to the prom with this idiot.
The maximum sentence remains too low: a maximum penalty of six months in prison and a $5,000 fine for that kind of vandalism.
Park officials are asking anyone with information to leave a tip with the visitor’s office at 970-858-3617 ext. 360.