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What is up with people?

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What is up with people?

No respect for anything...

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1. Re: What is up with people?

There is a plaque of this thoughtless, destructive bahavior

Letting it stay only implies it's acceptable.

Certainly, if there is a Sharpie lying around, pick it up and temove it

Sedona, AZ
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2. Re: What is up with people?

We’ve seen increases of this thoughtless and blatant vandalism around Sedona too. Sad statement about our population these days.

Bedford,U.K
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3. Re: What is up with people?

Presumably the lovey dovey padlocks are out of favour and they've just gone back to graffiti.

Salt Lake City, Utah
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4. Re: What is up with people?

What a small minded egomaniac. Was this guy about 14-years-old?

Punitive fines for this type of garbage need to be severe.

Torrey, Utah
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5. Re: What is up with people?

"Punitive fines for this type of garbage need to be severe."

$100,000 and a year in jail seems pretty severe, and obviously doesn't work. Education is what's needed.

LA
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6. Re: What is up with people?

Remember the Boy Scout leaders that were tipping over rocks in the Goblin Valley hoodoos?

Rockford, Illinois
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7. Re: What is up with people?

Ugh......it makes me so sad when I see vandalism like that.

The guy does sound remorseful though. However, it's hard to know if it's sincere, so......either way, hopefully he won't do this again.

Fruita, Colorado
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8. Re: What is up with people?

It isn't just in Zion. A UT state park has problems with people chucking dinosaur fossils into the lake.

https://sciexaminer.com/news/science/utah-pa…

Toquerville UT
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9. Re: What is up with people?

They need to make examples of some of these, trials, fines and either jail or community service. Publicize them, maybe others will think twice. And some locals are no better, we go where tourists don't and the amount of trash, dumping of furniture etc, is depressing.

Joe did a great job of getting this out in social media!!

Salt Lake City, Utah
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10. Re: What is up with people?

I have a difficult time believing a grown man and business owner doesn't know better than to scribble his name on rocks with a sharpie in a national park. A teenager, maybe. A grown man, there are no excuses.

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