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Ice disk freezes out an attempt to hack peace sign into it

A naturally occurring ice disk that gained international fame appears to be freezing in place following a stretch of frigid weather, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Westbrook, Maine. The giant ice disk on the Presumpscot River now has its own webcam. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
January 24, 2019 - 1:26 PM

WESTBROOK, Maine - A giant disk of river ice has proved too much for a New Jersey attention-seeker who tried to carve a peace sign on it.

Christopher Angelo, of Lavallette, New Jersey, went onto the ice Thursday with a hatchet, saying he wanted to transform the natural phenomenon into a spinning work of art. But he was unable to get the disk spinning — and his peace sign came up short, too.

The massive disk appeared last week in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine, mesmerizing onlookers as its spun slowly before coming to a stop Tuesday. Stories, photos and videos have been shared widely.

Police declined to intervene Thursday, saying it wasn't a crime to hack at river ice. The Portland Press Herald reports Angelo has a history of staging public stunts.

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