Traveling ‘Typo Vigilantes’ Sentenced in Arizona

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  08.25.08 | 5:01 PM ET

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When I first heard about Jeff Deck’s traveling typo hunt this past spring, I never dreamed that his quest would lead him to a criminal record. But, as the AP reports, a rogue apostrophe on a vintage, hand-painted sign at Grand Canyon National Park was his undoing: Deck and an accomplice pleaded guilty to defacing the sign (to correct the error), and were given probation, along with a one-year ban from all national parks.

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

4 Comments for Traveling ‘Typo Vigilantes’ Sentenced in Arizona

Jim Benning 08.25.08 | 6:38 PM ET

If correcting grammatical errors is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

Ling 08.26.08 | 1:18 AM ET

More fitting punishment would be hand them a book with all of President Bush’s famous quotes and make them correct it all. They’ll probably never again try to correct any typo they see again.

jessicachristina 08.26.08 | 1:30 AM ET

The content of this site is   good.

Grizzly Bear Mom 08.26.08 | 1:21 PM ET

Glad to hear that the police authorities in the Grand Canyon area have solved all the murders, rapes, muggings and other violent crimes and have time to invest in minutia.  How are the authorieis’ actions in the best interest of the tax paying public?

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