Rewriting History Can Be Illegal

A two-man punctuation patrol went a little too far. Jeff Deck and Benjamin Herson have been traveling the country correcting punctuation on signs. But they'll be paying a hefty fine after altering a historic hand-painted sign at the Grand Canyon — something federal authorities call vandalism. The pair did leave one misspelling on the old Grand Canyon sign: "emense".

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A two-man punctuation patrol went a little too far. The 28-year-olds are traveling the country righting wrongs against writing rules on signs. But they'll be paying a hefty fine after correcting the punctuation on an historic hand-painted sign at the Grand Canyon - something federal authorities call vandalism. The pair did leave one misspelling on the old Grand Canyon sign, E-M-E-N-S-E - yes, immense. It's MORNING EDITION.

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