Skateboarders charged for $3k in damage at Philly’s Vietnam veterans memorial

    In what’s estimated to be more than $3,000 in damage, two skateboarders are charged with damaging Philadelphia’s Vietnam War veterans memorial at Front and Spruce streets.

    Cameras went up three years ago to crowdsource for surveillance, but the Daily News reports it was the memorial caretaker who spotted the two men, age 18 and 25, and attempted to clear them from the area. Skateboard typically use the memorial’s low walls to do stunts.

    Both men are charged with institutional vandalism, criminal conspiracy and possession of an instrument of crime.

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