In his diary, Jeff Michael Deck, who with fellow “grammar vigilante” Benjamin Douglas Herson, has toured the country removing typos from public signs, asks, “Will we never be free from the shackles of apostrophic misunderstanding?”
From the The Arizona Republic:
[Both men] pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Flagstaff after damaging a rare, hand-painted sign in Grand Canyon National Park. They were sentenced to a year’s probation, during which they cannot enter any national park . . . .
In addition to being banned from national parks for a year, the defendants . . . are banned from modifying any public signs. They also must pay $3,035 to repair the Grand Canyon sign._