Californian Sentenced For Vandalism Of Natl. Parks, Including 2 In Colorado

(Photo: Courtesy of Bill Shore)
<p>Bill Shore photographed this drawing in Rocky Mountain National Park. In black ink, the hashtag “creepytings” is visible.</p>
Photo: RMNP
Seventy-three-year-old Bill Shore told Colorado Public Radio that he found the acrylic painting at Rocky Mountain National Park "offensive."

A California woman pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Monday to charges of vandalism in seven national parks, including two in Colorado, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

In 2014, Casey Nocket, of San Diego, drew and painted on rock formations in four federal districts across the western United States, including at Rocky Mountain National Park northwest of Denver and Colorado National Monument.

Nocket signed the series of graffiti-like paintings with the tag "creepytings" and shared her work on social media. The account has since been deleted.

She also painted at Crater Lake, Yosemite and Zion national parks. Nocket will spend two years on probation, for which she is banned from National Park Service lands. She will also do 200 hours of community service and pay restitution. The amount is still to be determined.