While we await charges (and a possible arrest) in the case of 21-year-old self-proclaimed graffiti artist Casey Nocket, who was named last week as the "major suspect" by federal authorities in the vandalism of eight national parks, a Utah news station visits one of her crime scenes, Zion National Park, to discuss the cleanup effort there.
Zion National Park spokesperson Aly Baltrus speaks to Salt Lake City's Fox 13 and says, "Graffiti in a park is vandalism, it’s not art. Whether somebody scratches in or draws on [the rock], the removing itself actually does damage to the resources."
It remains to be seen what charges Nocket may face, as the investigation into her alleged crimes continues. She has kept a low profile thus far, having deleted her Instagram account, where all her vandalism was documented, shortly after the story first broke.
Parks Service spokesperson has already told the press that this is the most widespread case of vandalism in the parks system by a single suspect that she knows of.