The short national nightmare of vandalism that marred several Washington, D.C. memorials and landmarks has likely come to an end. In a strangely comforting outcome, the culprit appears to be a fairly garden-variety crazy homeless woman with no extremist manifesto or major geopolitical ambitions.
The suspected Green Bandit, Jiamei Tian, was arrested and charged with a single count of defacing property after she allegedly sloshed green paint around the National Cathedral, reports ABC News. She may also face an additional charge involving destroying public property.
Various investigators are now trying to determine if Tian, 58, is also responsible for damaging the Lincoln Memorial, a statue near the Smithsonian Castle and a statue of Martin Luther with green paint in remarkably similar fashion.