Be careful about posting evidence of your crimes on Instagram. New York-based graffiti artist Casey Nocket has been banned from all federal, state, and municipal parkland after pleading guilty to vandalizing Death Valley, Zion, Yosemite, Rocky Mountain, Colorado, Canyonlands, and Crater Lake National parks with acrylic and sharpie drawings. (Oh good! They caught her just in time before she could tag the remaining 0 national parks left!)
After a long hunt for the person drawing lame doodles on America the Beautiful, Reddit users and The Modern Hiker blog finally identified the 21-year-old as the culprit, thanks to her Instagram and Tumblr posts where she bragged about her exploits. (Why do criminals brag about their crimes on social media and think they won’t get caught? Shouldn’t that be the first and most obvious rule of being a criminal?) Nocket deleted most of her social media posts after being publicly condemned by the internet, but was still brazen enough to leave a few posts of her “work” up, with her calling card “creepythings” on full display.
So, what did we learn today, kids? YOU CAN’T DRAW ON AMERICA AND SOCIAL MEDIA ABOUT IT! (But you can still own all the guns). Do you think the punishment fits the crime? Let us know on Twitter @Smosh!