Letter K costs vandal $25,000

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by zwiebel, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

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    American tourists have hit the news recently for being apprehended at Italian airports with large lumps of stone in their luggage - artefacts picked up from historical sites like Pompeii. This Russian tourist has gone one better though. He chose the revered Colosseum to carve a large letter K on, perhaps to leave his mark on history, as they say. He hasn't been named, but I wouldn't be surprised if his name begins with, ummm....K?

    The Italian judiciary has certainly left its mark on him; he's been fined nearly $25,000 and given a suspended, four-year jail sentence.

    http://www.itv.com/news/2014-11-24/tourist-fined-20-000-euros-for-engraving-on-colosseum/
     
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  3. Meryl12

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    I wondered why such stern penalties, so I read the article.....he carved a large 10 in tall K with a sharp tool, and in their beloved Colosseum. He attracted attention to himself.
     

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