August 2, 2012
The mother of a four-year-old girl caught drawing on rocks with chalk on public property has been ordered to serve 50 hours of community service for her crime.
Mother Susan Mortensen, 29, was offered the exchange of community service over a fine of $2,500 after police in Richmond, Virginia ticketed her in March over her daughter’s ‘graffiti’ work.
‘It is all the same thing,’ Ralph White, park manager of the James River Park Systems told NBC12. ‘A couple weeks ago I was covering pornographic drawings done in chalk. It doesn’t matter what the medium is. It’s offensive.’