Ticket issued for May Tumalo Falls vandalism

Facebook video first brought attention to case

These people allegedly carved their names in the handrail at Tumalo Falls in Deschutes National Forest, in a photo taken by Brett Nelson and posted on his Facebook page, May 2, 2015
These people allegedly carved their names in the handrail at Tumalo Falls in Deschutes National Forest, in a photo taken by Brett Nelson and posted on his Facebook page, May 2, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The US Department of Justice on Wednesday announced that a federal ticket has been issued after a railing at Tumalo Falls was vandalized.

The vandalism happened on May 2. Facebook user Brett Nelson filmed the vandals, who appeared to be two teenagers and their father, carving their names into the handrail at the falls in Deschutes National Forest.

At the time, Nelson said he didn’t know who the vandals are but said they claimed to be from California.

The US Attorney’s Office said a fine was paid to the U.S Forest Service to repair the railing. Authorities did not name the vandals.

The Facebook post has been shared more than 50,000 times.

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