The Associated Press

Plymouth Rock Struck By Vandals

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — Vandals have struck Plymouth Rock, but the spray-painted mess was quickly cleaned up.

Someone either late Monday night or early Tuesday spray-painted the word “LIES” on the chunk of rock with the year 1620 engraved on it to mark the Pilgrims’ arrival in the New World.

The vandal or vandals also spray painted the granite walls of the landmark’s sunken enclosure with an obscene figure, the phrase “For a drug filled world” and the letter A inside a circle similar to the anarchist symbol.

A worker for the state Department of Conservation and Recreation erased the graffiti Tuesday morning.

Department spokesman Bill Hickey says it’s not uncommon for the landmark to be vandalized.

There was no word on arrests.

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