A 21-year-old military man has been charged with urinating on a burial mound protecting the skeletal remains of 200 Hawaiians outside Waikiki Zoo.
Cody Pace, of a Camp H.M. Smith address, was charged Tuesday with desecration, violating park closure, and urinating in public. His bail was set at $3,000.
About 2 a.m. Tuesday, Pace allegedly walked past an officer who warned him that the park was closed and urinated on the burial mound fronting the zoo, a source said. He was arrested at 2:03 a.m. at the zoo.
The burial mound was dedicated in 2002 and protects the iwi kupuna of 200 Hawaiians displaced by Waikiki construction projects. At the time of its dedication, the memorial still had room for hundreds more iwi kupuna that are displaced by construction projects in Waikiki.