Vandals Tag Ancient Stone Circle

Authorities in Scotland were aghast upon discovering that ne'er-do-wells had recently vandalized an ancient stone monument that is considered almost sacred in the country. The unfortunate incident at the Ring of Brodgar reportedly took place around ten days ago when some miscreants visiting the 4,500-year-old site apparently decided that they wanted more than a selfie at the historic landmark and, instead, opted to scrawl a series of letters into one of the rocks. The graffiti was subsequently noticed by workers at the monument who promptly reported the damage to police.

"The stones at the Ring of Brodgar are priceless historical artifacts," said a Scottish police official, "and the damage caused cannot simply be estimated in monetary terms." Musing that the vandalism was "a particularly mindless act," he called on anyone who was at the location during the weekend in question to contact the authorities if they recall seeing anything out of the ordinary at the time. One possible clue to the case may be contained in the writing itself as, in one photo released by the police, the letters seem to spell the word or name 'Slakki.' So if anyone in Scotland knows someone who goes by the moniker Slakki, they may want to get in touch with the cops.

More on this story, including some history on the Ring of Brogdar which suggests that Slakki could be facing a stiff penalty for the graffiti, at the Coast to Coast AM website.

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