Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Chicago colored man arrested after trying to climb Mount Rushmore - wanted to add Pres Obama's face to Rushmore memorial
A man caught trying to climb Mount Rushmore National Memorial pleaded guilty to federal charges of trespass and failing to obey a lawful order, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Patrick Marshall, 53, whose last known address is the Zanzibar Motel on Chicago's South side, was arrested by park rangers on Monday afternoon as he clambered on loose rock directly below the carvings of four presidents at the monument in western South Dakota.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Salter said Marshall pleaded guilty to the charges Tuesday. A federal magistrate fined Marshall $500 and ordered him to pay $50 in court costs, Salter said.
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