Yet another tourist has been caught vandalizing the Colosseum in Rome. The man, who was visiting from Ecuador, was found by a tour guide carving the names of his family members into a wall.
Earlier this year two men were injured and arrested after attempting to climb over a gate into the Colosseum at night and falling 14 feet. In 2015 some women were caught carving their initials into a wall, and in 2014 a man was arrested and fined almost $25,000 for attempting to carve into a wall as well.
The Mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi tweeted about the incident saying that “Rome deserves respect. Who has hurt the Colosseum has hurt all Romans and everyone who loves the city.”
A judge will determine the punishment for the man, but the carving fine is generally around $21,000.