Jan Philip Scharbert was caught on camera by tourists as he sprayed graffiti on a glacier and the rock walls surrounding the ice in Franz Josef, New Zealand. Scharbert, a 28-year-old visitor from Munich, was nabbed by police as he boarded a bus to split town. From The Press in Christchurch:
(Constable Paul) Gurney said it took Scharbert 1½ days to clean up his handiwork, during which he was severely dressed down by passing glacier guides and tourists.Link (Thanks, Jennifer Lum!)
Police said (the Conservation Department) was satisfied with his repair job, meaning he escaped a wilful damage charge and left Franz Josef "in one piece".
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