Citizen mows shutdown-neglected Capitol lawns for free

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Washington Post: A chainsaw sculptor from Mount Pleasant, S.C., Chris Cox bought a used lawn mower and a leaf blower and set to work trimming lawns around Washington D.C.'s monuments starting with the Lincoln Memorial.

He said the police chased him away, but it was too late. He said he had already been tidying up around the memorial and the Lincoln Reflecting Pool for the past few days, because nobody else is.

He drew rapid media attention — social and conventional — as well as a crowd of bemused foreign tourists as he stood on the plaza of the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday afternoon and declared his purpose.

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