The Lincoln Memorial was shut down for part of Friday after vandals splashed green paint on the statue and the marble floor around it. Although such vandalism is rare on the Mall, the National Park Service says it is increasing at some parks across the country. Officials urge the public to call police to report vandalism and take pictures of any suspicious vehicles or activities.
May 12, 2013Somebody used black paint to write acronyms and symbols in May on about 16 cactuses, signs and boulders on a trail in the Rincon Mountains’ foothills in Arizona. Significant graffiti damage appeared along the Douglas Springs Trail in Saguaro National Park near Tucson.National Park Service via AP