26 Mar 2008

Finnish tourist caught damaging Easter Island moai

4:10 pm on 26 March 2008

Police in Chile say they're holding a Finnish tourist for breaking off part of the ear of an ancient statue on Easter Island.

The 25-year old man was caught by local residents when he broke off the piece which he reportedly wanted as a souvenir.

He faces possible jail time or a fine for damaging the moai.

Easter Island is a UNESCO world heritage site.