Man arrested for 3D-graffiti of crashing planes on La. 9/11 memorial

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Police have arrested a man accused of placing two cardboard cutout images of crashing planes at the 9-11 Memorial in downtown Lafayette, La.

Lafayette Police Cpl. Paul Mouton said 35-year-old Salvador Perez was arrested Wednesday on a charge of criminal damage to a historic building and criminal trespassing, the Daily Mail reported. He faces up to $1,000 in fines and two years in jail if convicted.


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Police believe the insensitive graffiti was placed at the monument overnight Tuesday to mark the somber anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.

A local television station reported that the stabilizers on the cardboard planes include apparent references to the New World Order conspiracy theory — the Eye of Providence and the initials “NWO.”

For some, the theory includes the belief that the 9-11 attacks were carried out by the United States government, KATC said.

The management of a building across the street from the monument reported discovering a cartoon squirrel on top of its roof pointing a gun at the memorial, TV station KETK reported.

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