'Artist' Gets Probation After Defacing 7 National Parks

'Artist' Gets Probation After Defacing 7 National Parks

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'Artist' Gets Probation After Defacing 7 National Parks

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After leaving a trail of tasteless and damaging art pieces on rock formations at national parks across the west, Casey Nocket is getting a slap on the wrist from one federal judge reports the Denver Post. Nocket recently plead guilty to seven counts of vandalism and was subsequently sentenced to two years probation, a national park ban, and 200 hours of community service.

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Back in 2014, Casey Nocket vandalized 7 national parks over the course of two months under the name “Creepytings.” She posted her ‘art’ on various social media channels, which drew the attention of an angry internet mob as well as NPS agent Steven Yu. Yu launched an investigation that found Nocket responsible. Nocket admitted to using damaging acrylics instead of chalk and even went as far as to say, “I know, I’m a bad person.”

“National Park Service investigators have confirmed that images were painted on rocks and boulders in Yosemite National Park, Death Valley National Park, and Joshua Tree National Park, all in California; Rocky Mountain National Park and Colorado National Monument, both in Colorado; Crater Lake National Park, in Oregon; Zion National Park and Canyonlands National Park, both in Utah.” – NPS Statement

Prosecutors indicated that Nocket will be forced to pay for the damage she did.

Find the entire Denver Post article here: Woman who defaced Western national parks, including 2 in Colorado, pleads guilty

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