The Cape Romano dome home attracts a lot of visitors. The 10,000 Islands present an unrivaled venue to escape from civilization. The 10,000 Islands present an unrivaled venue to escape from civilization. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
‘>The Cape Romano dome home attracts a lot of visitors. The 10,000 Islands present an unrivaled venue to escape from civilization. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
Passing boaters usually sign their names or the date in permanent marker.cheapnfljerseysfreeshipping There even evidence of a marriage proposal on the chipped and peeling curves of the dome home abandoned walls.
But as recently as three days ago, a Miami graffiti artist posted a picture to Instagram of the mark he left behind on the iconic structure in Cape Romano.
Now the letters are emblazoned across one of the structures in red; the graffiti artist tag or signature mark. The person behind it posted the photo three days ago with the caption day! before hundreds liked the photo and commented on it.
felt like that was pretty disrespectful, said Carlos Moreno, the organizer. I felt like I had to take care of it myself. 22, has lived in Naples for 16 years and said that while he never gotten close to the dome homes, he always loved them. When he learned of the graffiti this weekend, he took to Facebook to rally friends to repaint.
like this isn something you see in Naples a lot, Harper said. not the typical vandalism you see here and there. I just don think it something that really welcomed in Southwest Florida. Paints on Marco Island learned about Moreno idea and donated gallons of marine paint in gray and white. Moreno and two friends plan to visit the dome homes for a few hours to at least paint over the most recent graffiti mark.
Moreno said he not sure whether he can get in trouble for painting the structure, but added he was not concerned.
lot of people are encouraging us to do it, he said.
County officials say the dome homes are still privately owned and that there is a standing 10 year case opened against its owners who never had the building permitted and are facing liens. http://www.cheapnfljerseysfreeshipping.top/ As of 2009, a daily fine of $750 had been charged to the property owner for 746 days totaling $186,500. Attempts to reach the property owner Monday were unsuccessful.
If any crime is committed, county spokeswoman Margie Hapke said, it might fall under a trespassing charge.
A spokeswoman for the Collier County Sheriff Office said if the homes were painted by anyone, a deputy would try to contact the property owner about filing a complaint. If the owner agreed, the perpetrator could be charged with a misdemeanor crime of criminal mischief.