U.S. tourists arrested for carving initials into wall at Rome’s Colosseum

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ROME — Another one for the “tourists behaving badly” file.

Two American women have reportedly been arrested for carving their initials into a wall with a coin inside Rome’s Colosseum.

Daily Italian newspaper LaStampa says that the women, aged 21 and 25, were spotted carrying out the act by fellow tourists, who then told security.

The two letters — J and N — were about eight inches in length and scratched on a brick wall at the historic Roman amphitheater.

The women, both from California, reportedly snapped a selfie of themselves with their initials before they were arrested. Their names have not been released.

The American pair may now face a fine for aggravated damage on a building of historical and artistic interest.

If one Russian’s experience is anything to go by, the price won’t be cheap.

Last November, authorities in Rome slapped a 20,000-euro ($21,685) penalty on a Russian…

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