Glasgow’s Duke of Wellington statue was allowed to keep a traffic cone on his head by the local council because every time they removed it over the last 30 years a new one would appear within days costing them £10,000 a year to remove them.
Two college graduates traveled the US vandalizing historical and private signs as “grammar vigilantes”. After damaging a sign in the Grand Canyon that was more than 60 years old, the two were banned from National Parks for a year, given probation, and made to pay for the restorations.
In the London riots of 2011, the looting and vandalism which took place throughout the city was almost totally avoided by bookshops. One man said his store would probably stay open during the unrest, stating: “If they steal some books, they might actually learn something.“
A compulsive art vandal named Hans-Joachim Bohlmann caused almost $190 million worth of damage over his lifetime by attacking famous works of art .
The oldest living tree‘s exact location is kept secret to protect it.