Indiana man arrested after Washington Monument vandalized with red paint

Shaun Ray Deaton, 44, was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on charges of trespassing, tampering and vandalism. Base of Washington Monument could be seen smeared with a splash of red paint, accompanied by the words: “Have you been f—– by this… Gov says tough s—” A motive was not disclosed. The Washington Monument was given jurisdiction over the monument in 1933, with the first restoration of the structure beginning as a Depression Era public works project in 1934.

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