Art or vandalism? Picnic table pyramids at Washington parks

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A stack of picnic tables found in a Spokane, Wash. park on Aug. 10, 2012.

A stack of picnic tables found in a Spokane, Wash. park on Aug. 10, 2012.

SPOKANE, Wash. — Is it an act of vandalism or art? Regardless, city officials in Spokane, Wash. want the Table Stacking Bandit to cease operations.

Last Friday — for the fourth time in recent weeks — KREM reported that over 35 tables were found stacked up in a Spokane park on in the shape of a pyramid. The concoction looked something like a Christmas tree, as the pyramid was topped with some traffic lights.

A bucket truck and forklift had to be brought in to dissemble the pyramid.

“As cool as it is, it’s upsetting,” a park official said. “It takes money away from the city, and we’re already on a budget. It takes time away from people trying to do their jobs.”