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Instagram artist under investigation for 'artistic' vandalism in national parks

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A screenshot of the profile pic and photo of Instagram user Creepytings, aka Casey Nocket. Nocket is under investigation for vandalism of several national parks because of her artwork. Screenshot via Modern Hiker

Artist Casey Nocket recently traveled to several national parks on the west coast.

But while taking in the natural sights, she created her own: Nocket allegedly scrawled her own drawings and artwork onto the landscape.

She's now under investigation by the National Parks Service for vandalism.

The effort to track her down was fast because of the trail she left on Instagram under her handle Creepytings.

People online were able to use her pictures to deduce the locations of where she had left her mark in several parks: Crater Lake, Zion National Park and Yosemite National Park, to name a few.

Casey Schreiner from the blog Modern Hiker explains that while social media helped to document this one case, "artistic" vandalism is a common problem in state and national parks that often go unsolved.

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