Man arrested for defacing Lincoln Memorial

A man was arrested after he vandalized the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. with a penny on Monday afternoon, authorities said. 

U.S. Parks Police say they caught Nurtilek Bakirov, 21, as he tried to write an "M" into two pillars on the famous shrine, WJLA reported. But closer inspection revealed the words "HYPT" and "MEAK" carved into the memorial to the 16th president, police said.

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