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Plymouth Rock Splattered With White Paint, Police Investigating

PLYMOUTH (CBS) - Someone poured white paint all over Plymouth Rock overnight. The vandalism was discovered early Friday morning and has been cleaned up.

Plymouth Police told WBZ-TV they're looking into it.

"They shouldn't be put in jail," Plymouth resident Bill Collins said. "They should be out here doing community service, and clean it up."

The rock was spray-painted red back in February and police later charged a 17-year-old in that incident.

"Why? It's just disheartening to see," said Nick Failla, Plymouth Superintendent of Parks. "Because after February, when a lot of the monuments got hit, and now it's happening again."

The rock marks the 1620 voyage of the Mayflower to North America and is known symbolically as the 'Landing Place of the Pilgrims.'

According to the state, more than a million visitors come to Pilgrim Memorial State Park each year to see Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II museum.

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