A video appears to show a tourist vandalizing the Colosseum in Rome by carving his name into a brick of the ancient edifice with car keys. What would drive such moronic activity?
Moron Caught Vandalizing Colosseum In Rome
A video has gone viral of “Ivan” carving “Ivan + Hayley” into the wall of the ancient edifice:
I don’t know how helpful it is to focus on citizenship, though I am hard-pressed to identify his nationality based on his face. Maybe some of our anthropologists can identify it, but while my motives are selfish (please, please, please, do not be an American and make us all look bad…), it ultimately does not matter.
In this new world without privacy, the fact that this video is going viral gives me hope that he will be identified…and then held accountable for his act of vandalism.
While chopping off his hand may be a bit too harsh, charging him a nominal labor fee to sand down the brick and making him persona non grata in Italy strikes me as appropriate.
And if he was Italian…maybe some hard labor in a brickyard?
I just do not understand what would drive an imbecile to carve on a piece of ancient history. It’s like in Giza, Egypt where I saw some idiot trying to take a piece of the pyramid with him.
This is why we can’t have nice things.
I would certainly hate for the Colosseum to be off-limits to foot traffic, but that may be necessary if people cannot exercise just a small modicum of restraint.
This is about far more than Rome’s Colosseum. This is about respect. Respect the property of other people and property that is collectively meant for the enjoyment of everyone. Think before you act. Now Ivan needs to be held accountable.